I’ve been so busy with work that I haven’t had much time to update the blog. However, I haven’t been too busy to continue reading, which bring me to the Goodreads 2018 reading challenge.
The challenge is simple: Pick how many books you want to read for the year (in my case, 200), and then continuously update your Goodreads account every time you complete a book.
200 may seem like an extreme number, but when most of your reading list contains Graphic Novels, it goes by a lot quicker than one might imagine. Plus, it’s the only entertainment that I have any time for, so I tend to take it more seriously than anything else.
Henceforth, every review I upload for the remainder of the year will be labeled with the hashtag #ReadingChallenge2018, followed the number. The books I’ve already reviewed won’t count, just to avoid confusing myself. Recently, I acquired several volume 1’s of several DC titles, and I’ve also been exploring some indie comics as well from lesser known publications, all of which I intend to review by the month’s end. If time permits, I’ll add novels to my reading list as well.
Currently, I’m a bit conflicted as to whether or not single issues should even be included as part of the reading challenge. Most single issues are only 22 – 24 pages, and such titles are not always available in the Goodreads library outside of Graphic Novel format. If the series is brief, I’ll review all the titles as a whole, as though it were a graphic novel, and by then, I would have made a final decision on whether to include single issues.
So, can I actually read 200 books (and review them!) within a full year? I guess only time will tell…