For the past ten years, I’ve tracked my reading by participating in the Goodreads Reading Challenges. In addition to helping me remember to “write down” the books I’ve read, it’s helped me to rank those books more consistently as well as to write reviews. I hope my reviews help the people who follow me on Goodreads, but mostly they are reminders to myself of what I liked about the books.
In 2022, my goal was to read 36 books, but thanks to audiobooks via Audible, Hoopla (which I only got to use for a few months before my library dropped it), Scribd, and Chirp, I reached 381% of goal by completing 137 books (34,349 pages). The next best year I’ve had was 77 books in 2020 so this was a huge achievement.
My reading goal for 2023 is 50 books. I’m keeping my goal “reasonable” for me, especially since I want to read at least one biography that is the equivalent of about ten to twelve “normal-length” books.
Do you set reading goals for yourself? If so, how do you track your reading?