MY GOODREADS CHALLENGE 2019


If your an avid reader like myself you have probably heard of Goodreads; if not, Goodreads is a site/app where you can store books you have read, want to read or currently reading, and once you've finished reading them you can review them and score them out of 5 stars for other readers. Each year, Goodreads start a reading challenge. You can chose how many books you would like to read in the year and challenge yourself to read more than you usually would. This year I have challenged myself to read 52 books, one for each week of the year. As you may know I have a 4 month old baby and am currently on maternity leave looking after Elara (the 4 month old) so this may or may not be a good idea.

I have always been an avid reader but in 2018 I did not read much, maybe 5/6 books. I had a lot of routine hospital appointments whilst pregnant and decided one day late in my pregnancy to take a book to distract myself while waiting and the bug set back in and I was addicted again. So when the Goodreads Challenge popped up on my account I decided to really challenge myself with 52 books to read. So far this year I have read 5 books and am half way through the sixth so hopefully I will continue to read at this rate and reach my goal. If you would like to add me as friend on Goodreads feel free to add 'katiefloss'. I will be posting which books I have read each month also as I love sharing great books that I have found. Click here to read an old post about my current reads to see what I was reading 3 years ago. Let me know what books I should add to my 'want to read' category and what have been your favourite reads lately. Have you set a goodreads goal this year? Let me know in the comments below,

Katie x

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  1. I love Goodreads! It's great that you've already read 5 books this year.
    My Goodreads goal is to read 12 books, I read one last year so fingers crossed I read more this year x

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    1. Awww I’m sure you’ll smash your target! Its so nice to have a goal set isn’t it, I find it makes me read so much more xx

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  2. I absolutely love Goodreads- that's such an ambitious goal and makes mine of 12 look pitiful haha! I hope you smash it though and look forward to hearing some of your recommendations!

    Soph - https://sophhearts.com/ x

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    1. Thanks lovely! I will be trying to upload a post on how many books and recommendations each month 🤞🏼 12 is still such a good goal! Probably a more realistic one for me really! Xx

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  3. I've always got at least 1 book on the go, I can't survive a train journey or hospital appointment without one lol. I've only set myself 20 to read so hopefully I will smash that and be closer to 52 like you.

    Abi xo | www.wanderlustdaydreaming.co.uk

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    1. I'm sure you'll smash 20, the amount you've read already this year :) xx

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  4. Best of luck with your challenge lovely, I also set myself a Goodreads challenge of 5 books hahah because I rarely read due to uni but I've already read 1!

    Lucy | Forever September

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    1. Thank you lovely. I'm sure you'll smash your target but so glad you've set your challenge. If you hit it you could always change it to something higher too! Good luck lovely xx

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  5. I don't use Goodreads but I've set a personal goal of reading 12 books this year - one for every month (which I feel is very do-able alongside university). Good luck with your challenge!
    El | Welsh Wanderer

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    1. Ohh good luck lovely :) thats still an amazing achievement xx

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  6. 52 books seems wild to me, however I'm finding my goal of reading a book a month quite slow, so I think I might exceed my expectations and read a lot more than I originally thought I could manage! I wish you all the best with your goal x

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    1. I'm sure you'll smash it! I know, wondering if I've set my goal too high lol! But if you aim for the moon you may not reach the moon but you might catch some stars xx

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  7. I've heard so much about Goodreads recently and I should really get on board, as it would encourage me to read more! I will be seriously impressed and put massively to shame if you reach your goal of 52 books in a year!xo

    Char | www.charslittleblog.co.uk

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    1. Oh god! I'm not 100% I can reach it tbh! I was thinking yesterday "Why did I do this to myself?!" haha I'll be posting monthly updates about how I'm coming along xx

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