When I posted on GoodReads reviews last month I got a great comment from Shayana about her inability to stop reading a book, even one she is not loving, because she doesn't like leaving a world unfinished. She really got me thinking.
When I started keeping track of how many books I read a year my goal was 52, one a week.
I hit that mark pretty easily.
The next year I upped it to 75, hit that pretty easily as well.
It was when I upped it to 100 that I had a hard time meeting the goal. And it made me feel like a failure. I was so intent on the number that I let go of quality. I wasn't giving some books a chance, I stopped reading them pretty quickly because I wanted to read more.
So I have decided to let go of the number.
I am going to still try and do 5 re-reads, 7 retro reads, and 6 from my GoodRedas TBR list, but the total number just isn't going to be as big of a deal for me. I am just going to relax & read!
What about you, do you have a number of books you strive to read each year?