11th February 2019 14 Comments

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


  • Katrina Frances 11th February 2019 at 1:16 pm

    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

    • katiefloss 12th February 2019 at 12:04 am

      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

  • Soph Hearts 11th February 2019 at 3:17 pm

    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 – x

    • katiefloss 12th February 2019 at 12:06 am

      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

  • Wanderlust Daydreaming 12th February 2019 at 10:04 am

    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 |

    • katiefloss 16th February 2019 at 8:15 pm

      I'm sure you'll smash 20, the amount you've read already this year 🙂 xx

  • Lucy 13th February 2019 at 10:09 am

    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

    • katiefloss 16th February 2019 at 8:16 pm

      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

  • Unknown 16th February 2019 at 2:04 am

    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

    • katiefloss 16th February 2019 at 8:17 pm

      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

  • katiefloss 16th February 2019 at 8:16 pm

    Ohh good luck lovely 🙂 thats still an amazing achievement xx

  • charannelane 17th February 2019 at 10:32 pm

    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 |

    • katiefloss 19th February 2019 at 11:02 pm

      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

  • Poppy 2nd March 2020 at 7:41 pm

    How did you get on with it? I’m intrigued to know! I’d not used goodreads before but definitely going to give it a try! Thank you! X

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