What is Goodreadance?
- Goodreadance is a challenge hosted by Shealea @ Shut Up, Shealea
- It runs from September to November
- It is a chance to organize your reading life, whatever that means for you!
- Find out more info here!
#1 Remove Books I Am No Longer Interested In From My Goodreads TBR
I have slowly been removing books from my Goodreads TBR, and I have even wrote a few posts where I talk about the books I am no longer interested in. However, I am adding books to my TBR faster than I am removing them! I am okay with this, especially since I am always looking for new and future releases so that I can share them with you. That said, I would love to make my way through all 930 books on my list and remove any I know I will never get to. I want that list to reflect books I would actually consider reading at some point!
#2 Write Reviews on Goodreads and The Storygraph
One of my goals at the beginning of the year was to review every book that I read! I have definitely failed at this, and I have read 100 books so far this year and am so behind. I know I won’t write reviews for them all, but I would love to use this time to write reviews for books I have strong opinions on, whether positive or negative. I especially want to focus on posting on The Storygraph, as it is a platform I believe in and would love to see grow.
#3 Catch Up on My Reading Spreadsheet
I love the idea of a reading spreadsheet and I personally use the Rock Your Reading tracker by Sarah’s Bookshelves. I love all of the charts and stats, I just need to get into the habit of filling it in as soon as I finish a book. I am very behind, but I do think I can catch up on it pretty quickly if I just talk the time to do it!
#4 Create Reading Mood Boards on Pinterest
I have started creating reading book boards on Pinterest, one for every month. I love being able to see my reading reflected through photos. So far, my September is looking really spooky and I am loving it. Maybe I will share these with you at the end of the year so you can see my year of reading through inspiration photos!
#5 Put Together a Database of All the Books I Own
This is something I have been meaning to do for you! I love the idea of have an electronic database of all the books that I own, something separate from Goodreads and just for me. It is just a matter of deciding how I want to do it! Do you track your books this way? I would love any ideas you have!
#6 Unhaul Physical Books I Am No Longer Interested In
I have been pretty good about only keeping books I absolutely loved on my shelves, but my TBR carts are another story. I have quite a few books that I am no longer interested in reading and should really donate. I am thinking of filming a video/writing a post where I ask you all your opinions on the books I am looking for get rid of and then maybe reading a chapter or two of the ones you recommend keeping just to see what I think. I would love to get that done by the end of this challenge!
#7 Create Shelves on Goodreads and Literal?
I have wanted to create different shelves on Goodreads for years now, but it just seems like so much work! This is probably my lowest priority, so we will see if I get to it.
I have also been testing out Literal, which is another book tracking app and I love the shelf feature. I decided not to import my Goodreads library and to simply track my reading on there from the beginning of 2021, which makes creating shelves a lot easier.
Will you be participating in #Goodreadance2021?