9 Reading Goals You Can Easily Finish Before The Year Is Over
By Kerri Jarema
I casually clicked over to Goodreads the other afternoon, as many readers often do, and got a total shock: the 2018 Goodreads Choice Awards had begun. Here's the thing: I love a good end of year best books lists as much as the next reader. There's something so exciting about a year's worth of reading coming to an end. But this year, something about the 2018 competition set me on edge. As I scrolled through the pages worth of books, I realized I hadn't read.... well, most of them. Maybe a grand total of five? And suddenly I was super stressed about my reading year.
Maybe you can relate. There are so many ways that reading can be stressful these days, in the age of social media comparison, despite the fact that it's a beloved hobby for so many of us. Whether you're trying to reach a number goal that now seems woefully out of reach or, like me, you realized that you've somehow completely ignored a majority of the year's most celebrated reads, it's easy to feel like your reading just doesn't measure up. But before you give in to the impulse to burden the last two months of the year with a ton of arbitrary bookish goals, check out the list of totally do-able, ultimately stress-free to-dos below. After all, there's enough to be worried about these days — and reading should definitely not be one of them.