I love to read so when my friend asked me if I had any reading goals this year I told her no. Yet looking at how many books I finished last year, I completed half as I usually do in a year. I was suffering from shiny new book syndrome. I love Scribd because it has a mass variety of books. But, it also has a mass variety of books.
It looks like I had been starting books and bouncing over to another when I get a new book recommendation.
I started a Scribd list for books I am currently reading, but I kept adding to it when I found books I want to read next. Then I moved to a today list when that category got too unwieldy. Then that one got too big as well.
If I was ever to finish my books, I needed a new system.
This year I have monthly lists. I cannot add any more books to January. I will add them to later months if I get excited about a new book. I also re-organized my books into lists like health, fiction, spiritual, so I can pick from the different categories when choosing my next books.
Today as I was reading Wonder Seeker by Andrea Scher, other similar books popped up as suggestions. I don’t need to read another book on the same topic at the same time, so I put one that looked good on my April list for a dose of wonder in spring since the book looked to be nature related. Another book I was interested it I put directly to my spiritual list.
In my Kindle list, I only read from the downloaded tab. 5 books are downloaded at the moment. When I finish a book, I move it to my done category, then I can download another book.
In January, I finished more than 3 times the books I had been completing each month in 2021. I am looking forward to finishing books this year.