Aiming to read a certain number of books in a year helps to keep you focused.
Sharing that number online adds a further level of accountability.
It’s thanks to tracking my reading on Goodreads that I read more books in 2017 than in any other year of my life.
I’m super proud of this achievement, but, as I got further into my goal for the year, cracks started to appear.
There were some books that needed to be read more slowly so that I could fully understand and process their wisdom.
Other books—particularly fiction—didn’t require this quite so much. I read more nonfiction last year, though, and I intend to continue this trend in 2018.
That’s why, in 2018, my new goal is to focus on reading quality, not quantity.