So I reached a pretty exciting milestone last night.. I reached my 2013 Reading Challenge. It is a challenge on goodreads where you set for yourself the amount of books you want to complete for the year. I originally wanted to do 120 books for the year and aim for 10 books each month.. but I decided to only try for 100 this year AND I just reached the goal last night. It is absolutely amazing and I am so proud of myself. A lot of it is from reading a book a week from school and homework, but that is okay, but also the larger chunk of it is simply from how much reading I got done this summer all on my own. (Well I did it so I could pick up my speed in reading considering how much reading needs to get done in grad school under time constraints).
I am now debating whether to raise my reading goals for 2014 or keep it the same. It feels awesome to have read so many books and slowly knock down my ever growing tbr pile.. (which is seriously growing by the day.. the amount of books I have accumulated within the past two days alone is a scary number). I think setting goals for the new year in terms of reading is an awesome idea.. and if you know that something comes up in life, well you can always adjust that number anytime throughout the year. I definitely recommend you give it a try. Let me know if you reached your reading goal for this year and what your reading goal for next year will be. :)