It’s a little late, but I’ve decided to join the Goodreads 2016 challenge. If you haven’t heard of Goodreads, it’s a reading social network – you can fill virtual shelves with all of the books you’ve read, or those you intend to read. I haven’t used my account much since 2009/2010, so my lists are SUPER out of date! I’m getting back into the hang of things by tracking my latest readings on the site.
For the challenge, you can assign yourself any number of books. Since the majority of my year will be spent on maternity leave, I expect to have a bit more time than normal to enjoy a good book (fingers crossed – I hear late night feedings deserve a little distraction). I chose to set my bar at 52 books this year. So far I’ve completed 6.
To make my challenge worthwhile, I plan to add blog about the takeaway lesson from each book I complete. I still believe that each and every book, no matter how short, silly, or terrible, has one viable lesson hidden inside. I haven’t done a great job of tracking the lessons thus far, but you can expect a quick peek later this week!
(Side note: I’ve been reading a lot of parenting-humour books… no judgement! I can’t resist them at this point. My favourite so far: Parenting Illustrated with Crappy Pictures).