Thursday Thoughts – Lack of Reading Motivation

Let’s get real guys, my reading this year has been lackluster at best. At the outset of this year I declared that I would give myself more freedom and try not to focus on my Goodreads reading goal. After over half a year I think I can say that this approach has not worked for me.

My entire year has felt a bit like a reading slump. My reading has ebbed and flowed between the feverish devouring of books to complete disinterest. Now, I will say that life has changed a bit and that may have something to do with my lack of reading. However, I do believe that in not keeping myself accountable I have made it too easy to just not read.

My intentions behind allowing myself more “freedom” where it came to reading were genuine. I didn’t want reading to feel like a chore. Yet, we still need to motivate ourselves to participate in things we love. It’s been way too easy for me to come up with excuses. I’m taking back my motivation.

That’s right. I’m determined to still reach my Goodreads goal. I have a lot of catchup to play. But, from this point forward I am challenging myself to read at least 1 book a week. I will also be participating more in the bookish community and readathons. It’s time for me to find the spark again.

So, this is me, making a promise to myself and you guys. I will do my best to inspire myself to read more. I’ve put it into the world and now I can be held accountable. I am determined.

What kind of goals do you set for your reading?


10 thoughts on “Thursday Thoughts – Lack of Reading Motivation

  1. I joined Beat the Backlist Challenge so I could get a few books off my tbr. I started in January and put 40 books on there and I am just over halfway so am getting there.

    I know how you feel as I am in a slump now, I haven’t read for 4 days as I just don’t want to so am having a break!

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  2. Reblogged this on The Humble Fantasy Study and commented:
    Great example of how motivation in all walks of life can decrease, and how goal setting can be used to increase it. If you want to know more on how to do this, see my post “Keeping Your Writing Motivation High: How To Set Goals” for more details.


  3. Reblogged, as this is a great example of how goals can help you increase your motivation. I have recently written an article on how writers can effectively set goals to keep their motivation high.

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