Why Reading 50 Different Books a Year May Not Be a Great Idea.

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The Reading Challenge That Changed Everything

At the beginning of the last year, I became highly motivated for a brief period after watching a few videos on “How to read 50 books a year” and “The benefits of reading” (Yup, the internet is filled with a million such videos and guess what — the recommendations feed you with more of the same), I accepted a reading challenge and pledged to finish 50 books by the end of the year. One a week, easy stuff I thought.

Reality Strikes

BUUUUT, something struck me, and when I thought further about it, it sort of struck me hard.

What’s Your Purpose For Reading 50 Books a Year?

So now, what is your purpose for reading 50 books a year? If it is merely to make up numbers and fill your list, go ahead, do it, if that is what makes you happy.

But What About The Reading Challenge?

Goodreads allows you to add multiple dates to your book, meaning re-reading is considered as another book read, which I think is super cool and motivates you to complete your reading challenge.

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