Wednesday, 28 December 2016

7 Hacks for Completing the Goodreads Challenge in the Final Days

For those of us who haven't finished our Goodreads challenges for 2016, the time has come to take more creative measures.

There is cheating, which is bad, and there is acceptable cheating - which is good.



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So here are my hacks to help you towards your reading target for the year:



1. The short stories and original fiction at tor.com are listed on Goodreads. They also include a range of awesome writers, inc. many diverse authors.






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2. Poetry collections count - sometimes single poems count, especially from classic poets. If it's listed, it counts.












3. Remember to add in anything you may have forgotten
- it sounds simple but is so easy to miss - books you read for school, college, uni, etc. def. count. Erotica you were hesitant to add counts. That book you read back in March and forgot to mark on Goodreads? That counts.









4. Kids' books are shorter. And picture books count. Don't be embarrassed about it - just mark it down.










5. Graphic novels can sometimes be split into their constituent parts - i.e. the individual issues. You still read it, but now it counts as 5 books instead of 1! 😎










6. Short story collections count. Sometimes you can also split them into individual short stories, espec. in terms of classics.











7. Some webcomics count - far from all of them, so do a Goodreads search before you decide to read some just for this purpose. If you're a big webcomics fan, search for the ones you've already read and add them in!










Hope that helps guys!






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12 comments:

  1. I have to admit I added a few short stories in there to meet my goal. I've never had to scramble at the end to meet my goal but I'm always scared that I'll have to so I mad dash around October lol!

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    1. ha, I always mad-scramble, it's part of the fun! ;)

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  2. haha, I love this! I am not afraid to add single issue comics, novellas, very short graphic novels, or individual short stories. That's why I was able to reach my goal of 75 books so easily :P I'm past 90 now.

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  3. Haha, awesome tips, Cee! I had no idea about webcomics counting - I'll have to keep that in mind next year! I've met my GR goal already, but I know there was a point this year when I was 10 books behind schedule, and I was like, "I HAVE NO IDEA HOW I WILL DO THIS."

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    1. Haha, I think we've all been there!

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  5. I didn't count the picture books because I have a separate goodreads for my kids but now I'm wishing I hadn't because I'd be past my goal now lol. I didn't count rereads either and now I'm regretting it. But I've been reading a ton of poetry and that's helped me so much make my goal.

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    1. Ha, count them on the kids' account and yours - everyone wins! ;)

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  6. This is so true hahaha. I have definitely used the poetry one to reach my goal!

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    1. Ha, sometimes it pays to think outside the box ;)

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