Hello and happy Wednesday. 2017 is halfway gone and I feel that I’ve read a lot and made a huge progress with this blog. I’ve also held this healthy reading pace and I’m proud of myself, even if it doesn’t reflect on my Goodreads challenge because I’m two books behind schedule according to it. In this post I’m going to explain what I’ve done with my reading habits this year and the changes I’ve made compared to other years.
January is always my catch-up month. I rarely read any new books in January because I’m finishing up all the books I started over the previous year and basically forgot. I was able to finish Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K Rowling, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum, Paris Was the Place by Susan Conley, and The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker.
There was a point in which I was “reading” five books at the same time, and you and I both know that’s not possible, so I just finished each of the books and am currently reading two books: one in Spanish and one in English. My reading approach for this year will be to stick to one or two books at a time, at least in normal circumstances. There are going to be days when I can make an exception and read a whole book at once, and I’ll do that whenever I can.
Currently, I spent the first half hour after waking up and the hour before going to bed reading. It’s not a lot, but it’s as much as I can squeeze on working days. Of course, weekends, holidays and vacations are another story, although I’ll try my best not to start a book without having finished another one, unless I can binge read.
I don’t know if I’ll be able to reach my goal of reading 70 books this year, though I hope so. I don’t like to decrease the number of books once I’ve set my goal, so if I feel at the end of the year that I’m still missing some reading, I’ll just stop doing everything and read until my eyes hurt. Or, you know, add some picture books to my TBR.
Have you got a Goodreads challenge? How do you ensure you meet your goal? Let me know!
Love, Miss Camila