I signed-up for a ton of challenges during my first year of blogging and didn’t successfully complete a single one of them other than my GoodReads goal. For the most part I just got sick of tracking them; it’s time consuming and doesn’t enrich my reading experience at all. I ended up reading a bunch of books that I didn’t like in a sad attempt at completing my overambitious challenges.
For my second year I went the complete opposite route and didn’t sign-up for a single challenge (except GoodReads). Yes, apparently I don’t know how to do anything halfway. However, towards the end of 2012 I registered for a few read-a-longs of series’ that have been on my TBR pile forever. They have gone much better because they were books that I knew I’d enjoy.
After two years of trial and error I think I’ve finally figured out what works for me: a limited amount of challenges that involve books that I actually want to read. The answer seems obvious enough but when you’re new to blogging and gung-ho to try everything you end up tossing logic out of the window.