I failed my 2019 reading challenge.

My 2019 Reading Challenge Stats

I’ve been doing the Goodreads reading challenge since, well I think since they started.

This is the first year I’ve failed.

It’s a bummer for sure, but (Without looking to confirm) this is the first year in a while where I read a fair bit of business books. I’ve spent nearly a decade kinda burnt out on them after reading nothing but business books for years.

As I’ve gotten more and more serious about becoming a full-time author though there’s a lot to learn about the business side (plus the craft side as well) and I realize that I read non-fiction much slower than I read fiction. Between re-reading bits, and taking time to digest things, it just slows down the consumption quite a bit. Which isn’t a bad thing.

A hedge

Not to be deterred I’ve signed up for the 2020 challenge and the hedge comes in by setting my goal back to 45. I last set 45 in 2016, but blew it away then and years post and previous. We’ll see.

I haven’t read these few books since 2013, which I suspect was low because I wasn’t great at tracking them in Goodreads yet.

So that begs the question to you. How did your reading go this year?

By John Wilker

I'm a science fiction writer and conference organizer. In 2017 I published my first book, 'Space Rogues', a fun Sci-Fi adventure with a fun cast of characters. I'm also the co-founder of 360|Conferences, a conference and event logistics consulting company.

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