Hello, hello! Welcome back to another Random Rants and Rambling. Today, I wanted to talk about Reading/Bookish Challenges.. There have been many thoughts about them running through my mind and I wanted to discuss!
Last year, I only did ONE challenge ( Goodreads challenge not withstanding). I attempted to do A Series A Month and needless to say, it did not go well.
This year, I signed up for 6 between both blogs. I was VERY selective on which ones I was going to do – based on my reading habits, what I’ve wanted to read and what would challenge me the most.
See, to me the CHALLENGE aspect of bookish/reading challenges is just that, A CHALLENGE. If all I read was contemporary romance, then I wouldn’t sign up for the contemporary romance challenge. If I read & liked contemporary romance but wanted to read more, THEN I would sign up. TBR challenges. To me, these are a good challenge to get those books you have been meaning to read and take off that never-ending TBR that have been there for quite some time. You set the parameters for how many you want to challenge yourself to read. Now, you have a goal and something work towards. That doesn’t mean every book you read counts towards that goal.
Another example. I have been TERRIBLE at finishing series over the past two years. So that challenge was perfect for me to set a goal and work towards it, otherwise I would probably NEVER finish them.
If there is a challenge that I am going to continue to do each year, like say the audio book challenge – the number will increase each time. That way, I am continuing to challenge myself and work towards a goal. At some point, I may reach the limit and call it quits when it doesn’t become challenging anymore.
My point is — it seems silly to me to sign up for a challenge when said challenge isn’t a challenge to you at all, ya know? What’s the point? It’s slightly different for the host I suppose – what better person to push you to make your goal, recommend books/topics then the host of said challenge? It makes sense. But as a participate, I don’t get it.
Tell Me Your Thoughts
- What are you thoughts? Agree/disagree? I want to know!
- Do you participate in any bookish/reading challenges? If so, which ones and how often are you reading towards them?
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Tonyalee is an avid reader, gym junkie, coffee addicted workaholic, and blogger. Be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram for random shenanigans.