To Reading Challenge or Not To Reading Challenge…
Do you do reading challenges? Or do you just pick titles that interest you?2019 is my first attempt at a reading challenge, I am doing 2 actually. I discovered Goodreads this year and gave myself a goal of 100 books. And on December 29, 2018 a blogger I follow posted a reading challenge. Edel’s 2019 Reading Challenge looked like a interesting mix of genres’ that I thought would broaden my reading genre preferences. Since I solely listen to audiobooks books at a pace of 1-2 per week I felt this challenge seemed truly attainable. So far I have listened to 47 out of the 52 books Edel suggested, but the challenge is not going entirely as I expected. See my pro’s and con’s below.
Would have never listened to and loved a Pulitzer Prize winning title,The GoldFinch
Discovered the genre Christian fiction,Lawfully Pursued
Researched how to self-publish a book inspired by (Still Alice) the self-published book I listened to.
Listened my favorite book EVER, Small Great Things Jodi Picoult never fails to amaze me
Discovered the James Patterson mystery series Private
Having to sticking with a audiobook even though it is not your cup of tea for the sake of the challenge
Researching and finding a title that interests you in a particular category takes time away from actually listening to the book
Feeling rushed through a audiobook to get to the next category on the challenge
The challenge seems to takes the “Escape” & “Relaxing Factor” out of audiobooks
Having to sideline titles that interest you to stay on task to the challenge