Goodreads 2017 Reading Challenge By the Numbers:
Books finished (as of 12/10/17)—42,456,838
Average books pledged—45
Challenges completed (as of 12/10/17)—14,675
The Goodreads 2017 Reading Challenge has just 21 days left (as of this writing).
Never heard of the Goodreads annual Reading Challenge? No worries. It’s pretty simple. It’s free and open to all Goodreads members. All you do is choose or “pledge” how many books you want to read for the year. It can be any amount.
According to the Goodreads Reading Challenge statistics, which I’ve posted above, the average number of books pledge is 45 or a little less than one book a week.
Seems doable, right? For many readers, absolutely!
For others, myself included. I opt for a lower number. And I feel no shame. Pledge whatever you want. Slow reader? Make your challenge 5 or 10 books for the year. If you make that easily, then increase the number in the next year.
My 2017 Goodreads Reading Challenge was 25 books. I completed my challenge on November 30. You can see my list of completed books and their reviews here.
In looking over the list, I’ve been trying to decide which one would be my favorite read of the year. There are so many books that I read in the last year that I really, really liked. I’d have to say my absolute favorite on this list is “Silver Stars” by Michael Grant. It’s book two in his Front Lines series.
I also read a middle-grade series written by A.L. Tait, The Mapmaker Chronicles—all three of those books appear in my Goodreads Reading Challenge list. Loved this series and highly recommend it for your young readers.
So what am I reading right now? Well, I’m still working my way through the Harry Potter series. I’m on book two but am first going to finish up reading the new Nora Roberts book “Year One”. As soon as I have “Year One” finished, I’ll post a review—but I’ll tell you right now, I’m LOVING it!
Did you do the Goodreads 2017 Reading Challenge?
How many books did you pledge?
Did you make your goals or are you still in a race to finish before the clock chimes midnight on December 31?