Hi everyone!! I realize most people tend to start these posts at the beginning of the year, but since I am a newcomer and am quite impatient, I figured I'd start one for the rest of this year. I hope that is okay and doesn't break any rules. I am quite behind on my reading goal for this year. My goal was 50 books and I am currently at around 25. I am hoping that documenting my reading here will help to motivate me reach my goal as I tend to enjoy discussing what I'm reading with others, and as an extremely shy introvert, that is not always an option in real life unfortunately.
A little bit about my reading, I tend to buy books far faster than I read them therefore I am currently not buying any books and will try to stick to that until I read all (or at least, most of) what I currently own. My favorite genres are classics, literary fiction and I have recently gotten into romance (and of course the first thing I did was go on ebay and buy tons of used romance paperbacks, spending all my money on them). I am also trying to read more non-fiction. I read Crime and Punishment and Anna Karenina not too long ago and absolutely fell in love!! And so it is also a goal of mine to read all of Dostoyevsky's and Tolstoy's works (although I do not own all of Tolstoy's works so I can't see myself accomplishing that goal any time soon, at least not without breaking my no-buy).
Anyway, I'm really glad I found this community and look forward to discussing books with you all!