Today I want to talk about reading challenges. With the year slightly more than half over, I’ve finished already 3 of my 6 reading challenges of the year, and I’m close to finishing another 2.
I was putting together some upcoming reviews, and I had to stop to think whether I continue to mark them as part of my finished challenges or not. I feel like I want to mark them as part of the challenge.
I feel like a review means more if it’s associated to a challenge. It’s silly since I’m reading them for me and my enjoyment, not because it’s a notch on my belt. So why do I feel a bit sad when I post a review that doesn’t count towards a challenge?
It makes me wonder if I should do away with my challenges, just so I don’t feel disappointed when it comes to the challenge box. Or, do I need to sign up for more challenges since I obviously finished my 2014 ones very quickly?
What do you think? Should I continue marking books as part of a challenge, even if I already reached my challenge goal? How do you feel about writing reviews for challenge books versus non-challenge books?