This year my Goodreads reading goal is 75 books. Right now, I’m sitting comfortably at 59 with no signs of slowing down. This puts me 6 books ahead according to Goodreads! I don’t really like to pay too much attention to that, though, because I don’t read at a very consistent pace. Sometimes I will read 4 books in a week for three weeks, and then a couple weeks off. It all depends.
But, I feel like I have to tell you guys that my Goodreads count includes novellas. And I kind of feel like this is cheating.
Last year, I read all of the Song of Ice and Fire series and ended the year at around 45 books. Although I hadn’t technically met my reading goal of 50 books, I didn’t feel unaccomplished. Have you ever read those books? THEY ARE GIGANTIC, AND AWESOME. You can’t not feel accomplished after finishing those bad boys.
But this year I have read quite a few novellas. I am currently in the middle of a novella series called Love and Decay by Rachel Higginson. I’m not going to lie, they are about zombies, and I LOVE THEM. Literally love and decay.
Anyway, I kind of sort of feel like reading a lot of novellas is cheating when it comes to my goal because of how adorably short they are. But I just can’t stop reading them.
But who am I kidding? This is my goal. Plus, I have already read more books by September than I did all of last year- and that is cool.