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Discussion Post: Goodreads Goals

Hey y’all! I don’t really know how much of a discussion post this will be but feel free to leave any thoughts or opinions you may have because I would love to hear. ❤

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So, I figured today I would make a post about reading goals/Goodreads goals. My goal, as y’all may know, is to read 50 books this year. I decided to go for the quality of books over the quantity. It’s definitely a struggle as I feel like less of a reader when I see how few books I’ve read this year. It’s really hard to keep reminding myself that I’m still a reader despite not being as big of a reader. It happens. Life has changed for me over the course of a year as I got a new job, moved out, had to figure out what I want with life still (spoiler: I still don’t know). However, I’m trying to remind myself that having a full-time job and reading as much as I can is still good and still qualifies me as a reader. I try not to compare myself to some of y’all because I see y’all have full-time jobs, families, etc. and still crack out 10 books a month. Which, more power to ya! ❤ That’s just not at the pace I’m at and it’s not the place I’m at in my life either.

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I will say that my reading hasn’t been this good in ages. I finally feel like I did before I got this job. I’m finally using my free time to read and I’m proud of myself. I want to read again and it makes me so happy. So, maybe I’ll be on track for my goal soon. 🙂

I will say that seeing my goal does stress me out sometimes. I feel like it’s just such a low number. I know I shouldn’t compare, but a lot has changed in the last year. I don’t feel like I’m apart of a book community anymore. I know that’s my fault since I pretty much dropped off the face of the Earth (maybe a little dramatic). It’s just kind of sad to be out of the loop.

This discussion post is all over the place huh? Oh well. Y’all add whatever y’all like. What are y’all’s thoughts about reading goals? Do you set them for yourself?

I like reading goals for the most part. They can be good motivation as long as they’re not toooooo far out there. Right now my reading goal seems big and small to me. It seems small when I compare it to my past but it seems big when I focus on the now. I say that because I’m still 4 books behind schedule, which is good because I’m making progress, but it’s still a worry I won’t reach my goal. Those are kind of negative thoughts though. I know I’m doing good and I can see the change in my reading progress. Only time will tell.

I don’t know if this seems like a dumb discussion post but comment if you would like to. ❤

4 thoughts on “Discussion Post: Goodreads Goals

  1. I set goals for myself because I think they give me motivation and something to shoot for. If I get behind or don’t reach my goal I don’t stress out over it though. To me it’s just a number I would like to reach but if not it’s ok.

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  2. This year I’m trying to work on not doubting myself. If I DNF a book I try not to stress about it, like you said quality not quantity. Also, I’ve decided to read what I love and not try to keep up with the hyped up trends and books as much. This will hopefully make my blog posts shine and seem more genuine, because I’m truly reading books I enjoy 😊

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    1. Yess I agree so much!! I used to only care about all the hyped up books, but it gets old when everyone is reading and reviewing the same books. I realized I’m not less of a book lover because I read some books no one has heard of. I also used to only read books because they were so hyped and found I didn’t always enjoy them so much. I’ve definitely started reading books because they genuinly interest me or I want to read them. 🙂

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