Goodreads Challenge: How are We Doing?

We’re about one-fourth of the way through the year, and that means I should have about twenty-five books read as part of my one-hundred-books-this-year Goodreads challenge. Now, I have been reading a lot, but, I’m afraid, I’m not quiet at twenty-five books yet.

I'm not doing too badly though, either.

I’m not doing too badly though, either.

Nineteen books is a lot. I am proud to have gotten this far, but I know I still need to read more. Most of these nineteen books were for classes at school, and I want to add a lot more books that I’ve read for pleasure to that list. I’m on a one week break from school, so chances are, I’ll at least get three or four more books added to my challenge before my vacation is over.

Now, let’s see how Melanie is doing.

Uh, well, three is also a number.

Uh, well, three is also a number.

It looks like I’m finally beating Melanie at something. When we did our NaNoWriMo challenge, she totally kicked my ass. I ended up with little over 100 words written in my novel while she tipped the scale at 7,800 words or so.

Thems a lot of pledges.

Thems a lot of pledges.

Melanie and I are not alone in the Goodread’s challenge. With 421,642 participants and 23,493,001 total books pledged, this year is going strong. I’m still pretty shocked that, being only March, 354 people have finished their challenges already. Those people either pledged too little books, or just felt like reading one book for an entire year and called it quits after that.

I’m quiet happy thus far with the amount of books I’ve read for my pledge. I feel that if I keep up the pace I’m currently reading books at, I should be able to reach my goal of one-hundred books by December. Or, if I’m a few books short, I’m sure I’ll use my winter break much in the way I’m using my spring break right now—to catch up on all my readings.

Three books over break? No sweat.

Three books over break? No sweat.

What’s your number? And how close are you to reaching it?


About ThePandaBard

Amanda is the Managing Editor at The Poetics Project and of The Socialist, the national magazine of The Socialist Party USA. She graduated with a BA in English Education and a minor in Political Science. She is currently enrolled in an English MA program with an emphasis in Literature. During her free time, Amanda enjoys writing poetry, reading, traveling, crocheting, watching entire seasons of campy shows on Netflix, and, of course, writing blogs. You can follow Amanda on Twitter @ThePandaBard, on Pinterest @ThePandaBard, or on Medium @ThePandaBard. You can also find her research on Academia.Edu at Cpp.Academia.Edu/MandaRiggle.
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