Take a look at the book blogging community. Everyone and their mother seems to be on Goodreads. Readers are constantly adding to their TBR, clicking the satisfying "I've finished this book button", and discovering their next new read.
A few months ago, when I started Scripturient, I redownloades Goodreads and was greeted with a box to set my annual reading goal. At the time, I was ambitious, so I set my goal to 100 books. In the middle of July. As of right now, I have around 40 books completed, and who knows if I will hit my goal. This said, I have so much fun scrolling through the endless lists of book reccomendations and authors.
However, Goodreads has its drawbacks. A massive TBR becomes daunting as users are overwhelmed with over 100 books they must read. A ticking countdown to the end of the year creates a frenzy over hitting an annual reading goal. Competition arises as users strive to read the most books and write the best reviews.
But, is this what reading should be all about? Should we care how many books we read in a year, or should we take it all in stride? Do the benefits of Goodreads outweigh the cons? Share your thoughts in the comments below! Do you use Goodreads? How does it impact your reading?
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