Challenge; Read more books!

I am a bookblogger/bookstagrammer. So I guess you’d expect me to read a lot, wouldn’t you?! Well, have I got news for you… I’ve only read 6 books this year so far. Which is extremely low, like the lowest it has been in years. Sometimes that makes me feel like a little bit of a fraud. Because I talk about – well mostly – is books. But then again, it’s just something I’m going through right now and it does not mean that I have stopped enjoying reading. I’m just struggling at picking up books and also I feel like my interest has changed somewhat. I used to read mostly fantasy and YA, and I still love those genres but I’m more interested in other genres now too. Like thrillers and romance. So maybe that has also got something to do with why I am not reading as much.

At the end of July, I participated in the Reading Rush readathon and I actually read 3 books that week. I loved it so much, I hadn’t had that feeling in a while. But somehow after that week, I went back to not reading again. And I want to end because I know I love reading and I really want to. Somehow I just struggle with picking up a book, because when I’m in.. I’m in! You know what I mean. It is just the start that’s difficult for me. So I am going to try and read more. As in, my goal as of yesterday is to read at least 1 or 2 chapters a day. Preferably before I go to bed, because that’s the time I like to read the most, plus it keeps me off my phone before I go to sleep. So it seems like a good idea. I might not succeed every day but that’s ok, as long as I do this a couple of times a week I’ll read more than I have in a while. Also, if I do this and I get really into a book, I will read more anyways. Because then I find it hard to put the book down.

So I started yesterday, I told myself I was just going to read a chapter or so. Not putting too much pressure on myself. I ended up reading three and struggling to put it down… But I really needed my sleep, so I did. But now I’m already looking forward to curling up in bed again and continue the story. So maybe this will actually work. I hope so! I did a little quiz on my Insta stories yesterday where I asked a bunch of questions about me. One of those questions was how many books you think I’d read so far this year. Most people went for the option of 41… well, I wish. I guess you all assumed that I read all the time. Again, I wish. It’s far from the truth though with my 6 books. But I am determined to get back on my reading game. I love books, like what the hell is wrong with me… And I know it’s not a competition, and it doesn’t how much you read. But I just miss it and I just want to get back that feeling of getting completely lost in a book. And I want that more regularly.

So, that was my little ramble about this. I wanted to write a little something because if I write about something I want to achieve it makes it more real somehow. I don’t know if that even makes sense, but whatever. I will keep you up to date on how the reading goes. If you’ve got any tips on how to read more, please feel free to leave them down in the comments below. They’re very much welcome!

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