So I have recently joined Goodreads and even though I am still learning what the site is all about, I am enjoying it. I have found so many books that I want to read on it already! I also set for myself a reading challenge. I am challenging myself to read 60 books this year! (I already have 2 books completed) Hopefully I can accomplish the rest of my goal by the end of 2017! Fingers crossed!
But on top of the reading challenge, I have set for myself another goal. This year, I want to read books that I don’t normally read. I want to expand my horizons. My reasoning is simple. By reading more diverse books, I believe that my writing will grow. I also feel that it is important to get a feel for all genres. (But that is just me) I also like to think that reading outside of the specific area that I like to read and write about will diversify and expand my skills as a writer. This, in turn, will allow me to bring new methods and techniques into my writing so that my books don’t become redundant and I am able to bring a new flare to my chosen genre.
Have any of you joined Goodreads? Have you set a reading challenge for 2017? What are your favorite genres? Do you read all types of genres or do you just stick with one?