2020 Recap: Final Challenge Update

As someone who doesn’t like to put too much pressure on my reading, I signed up for an awful lot of challenges last year! I’m not usually into planning my reads ahead of time as I just go where motivation takes me, but it helped that most of the challenges I set for myself were aimed at tackling the books I already own or want to read.

You can check out my initial challenges post for 2020, but below I’ll go into detail on how I did!

2020 Challenges

I like to keep my TBR pile in check so I always set a goal to reduce my Goodreads to-read shelf to under 200. I made it to 198 by the end of the year! Though of course that’s already increased with new books I’ve learned about this year 😛

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Challenges: Bout of Books 30 Wrap-Up

This past week did not go at all as expected but I’m grateful for the Bout of Books team in creating this space where we could all come together and read, and also find ways to support the community. Resources can only get us so far but I’ll remind you all that I’ve gathered anti-racist resources created by many different folks if you’re looking for some starting points or action items.

I wasn’t sure how much I’d end up reading, but with a lot of days home alone and wanting to avoid doom-scrolling, I made a pretty good dent in my TBR. Here’s how I did this week:

Books read: 3

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Challenges: Bout of Books 30

Graphic for Bout of Books. Text reads "Bout of Books readathon 1/4 - 1/10" over illustration of a sick woman with a thermometer in her mouth behind a pile of books.

Very excited for another Bout of Books readathon this week, especially as I haven’t read a single page yet this year! This’ll be my 11th time participating and I’m looking forward to getting lost in a book and learning what others are reading.

The title of this post is a bit misleading as Bout of Books isn’t challenging at all! I really love this readathon because it’s exactly what you make it — no pressure to read, optional challenges, just a week dedicated to reading to spend however you like.

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