I can’t even count how many times it’s been 7 in the morning, my eyelids are heavy, my boyfriend is annoyed with me, but I’m STILL scrolling through three different Goodreads groups just looking for the perfect reading challenge. Said boyfriend read this and said “this is true” so there.
I must admit, I have a problem with Goodreads groups. As I am writing this, I am a member of 35 groups. I have been active in at least 30 of them at some point. I’m extremely active in about 6 or 7 right now. I always have at least two Goodreads tabs open at all times because I’m having conversations in two different groups.
So you may be wondering, how did this start? A friend made a group for the ABC Title Challenge. I then saw how fun it was to talk to and meet so many people that have an interest in books, thus my group obsession started. So I’m blaming this on her. This is all your fault, Kayla.
I’m now stuck in this Goodreads group hole that I’m not really trying to get out of but also wondering how it got so deep. I mean, normal people don’t join a group just because it has a reading challenge that is played like Monopoly, right? Right? Well I’ve done it.
Think of that annoying person that you’re shopping with and they are like “WOW this is so cute!! Well then I will NEED those shoes with it because duh, right? And while we’re here why don’t I get a lipstick that goes with the scarf when I’m under florescent lights!” and you have me in a nutshell. Ask my boyfriend. He’s heard me more excited about finding a new group to join than, well, things that should excite people.
I realized I had a problem when I was trying to find WHICH Goodreads tab is the one I was looking for. Yes, it was that bad. I think I had six open. All open on group discussions. Right now I only have two tabs open. Progress.
In November, I spent a total of around 17 hours looking for new reading challenges to start at the beginning of the year. 51 new challenges later, I decided to stop looking. It took me about 5 hours just to set up all the challenges. And every time I finish a new book this year, I hate my November self a little bit more and more.
I will probably die with my last words being “tell my Goodreads groups that I will miss them.” I have a problem. But it’s a fun problem. So I’m not going to fix the problem, because it’s not really a big problem, right? Right?
Do you have the same problem? Are Goodreads groups your Kryptonite as well? Does your significant other feel like you’re more into Goodreads groups than you are into them? Have you ever found yourself drowning in Goodreads tabs? If not, TRY IT. If you have, come find me on all my groups!
My Goodreads (feel free to add me!)
Some of my favourite groups: