Reading challenges seem to be all the rage these days. The annual PopSugar Reading Challenge is especially popular, which prompts you to read an impressive 40 books in a year. The list ranges widely, from ‘a book from a nonhuman perspective’ to ‘a book involving travel’.
In theory, I love the idea of a reading challenge; it encourages you to branch out, expanding your literary horizons.
But I’ve never done one. Nor do I ever want to do one. Because the last thing I want to do is turn reading into a chore, yet another task I have to tick off a list.
Truth be told, reading is one of the only good-for-me habit I don’t have to force myself to do. Since childhood, I’ve been a bookworm and still read about 25-30 books a year. Unlike flossing or strength-training, reading is a good habit that I do purely out of