Books, books, books

In 2017, I originally wanted to read 26 books. One every other week. But I started off the year unemployed (I had just graduated with my teaching certification) and did a lot of reading. So much reading, in fact, that I decided that I needed to change my goal. I decided to go for 52 books in one year.

I did not read 52 books last year.

It looks like my final count on GoodReads was 36 books. I did, quite easily, hit my original goal of 26, so there’s that, but I didn’t hit the secondary goal.

I wasn’t quite sure if I wanted to do another reading challenge this year. I hadn’t actually finished a book in 2018 until today, so I didn’t get off to a very good start. This year, I’m working, every day from at least 7:15 to 2:45, and some days from 7:15 to 5:00. I also started going back to school to get certified to teach English language learners. I don’t have a lot of free time.

Nonetheless, I’m going to try my hand at another reading challenge. I’m not sure how many I’m going to go for. Currently, I have my goal set at 32 books, which I made back in January when my goal was just to read more in 2018 than I read in 2017. However, I hadn’t finished updating my read list for 2017, so if I only read 32 books in 2018 then I would’ve actually read less than in 2017. I’m not going to focus on the number too much and just focus on the books.


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