This is that time of the year where you look back and cringe at all the failures, swallow it silently and tell the world how successful this year has been. This is that time of the year, where you talk about your Goodreads Reading Challenge. 

I posted about by Goodreads Reading Challenge – 2019 last year. I surpassed the challenge with flying colours. And then this year, I set myself  a conservative target of 18 books. And I barely finished one-third of it. I completed only 6 books. Add in another 3 mini books that would qualify more as a flyer than a book and 2 physical books that didn’t show up on Goodreads. And many half-read books. This year, I was distracted from reading partly because of work and mostly because of Netflix, YouTube, Amazon Prime Video and Hotstar. Yes, excuses.

I had also mentioned about my daughter reading about 100 books in 2019 in my post about Kindle Unlimited. Naturally, I was curious this year also to check her count for this year. This is the breakup for 2020, thanks to the lockdown. 

Physical Books30
Kindle Books189
Total Books Read290

I am not joking. She has completed close to 300 books including some magazines. But 200+ actual decent sized books is just nuts. I am incredibly proud. At the same time, I am beginning to wonder if too much reading is a distraction in itself. We have seen only positive side effects so far but this is something that we have to keep an eye on. 

The feature image above is the stack of physical books that my daughter had read or has been reading in the past 2 years. I haven’t read that many in my whole life. 

Now that I got rid of Netflix and YouTube Premium in the middle of this year, I hope to pick up my slack on reading in 2021. 

Happy New year to you and your family!