Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly meme, created and hosted by Rukky @ Eternity Books, discussing different topics and sharing opinions on each week’s theme.
Today’s question: What are your thoughts regarding reading challenges?
I’ve not taken part in many reading challenges in the past but this year I’m taking part in two; Beat the Backlist and Audiobook Challenge which are both year-long challenges which lined up with my reading goals for this year of reading more books that are already on my shelves and listening to more audiobooks.
In general, I think challenges can be a great source of encouragement to read more in general but also to pick up books I’ve been putting off or books I might not otherwise have read. Beat the Backlist has definitely had me looking through my bookshelves for books that have been sitting unread. I also really enjoy reading challenge updates from other people regardless of whether I’m taking part.
Where I’m less of a fan is if the challenge is just to read as many pages as possible in a short time frame, personally I find these challenges a little stressful and I tend to enjoy what I’m reading less as I’m focused on the page count and not on the plot or characters.
What’s been your favourite reading challenge you’ve participated in?