I have nothing against reading challenges personally. I even tried to do one or two or five last year. After three months, I quit. I just couldn't do it. They drive me crazy.
Here are a few reasons why I don't do reading challenges:
1. I can't read what I want to when I want to read it.
I already have way too much pressure coming from my ARCs. I always feel like I have to read those by the publication date. Now if I had to read a certain number of books every month just to fit the criteria of a challenge? My head would explode.
If I were to say that I could read six books in a certain challenge, that doesn't seem like a lot, does it? It really seems like a small amount when you consider the fact that I read over 200 books last year. But I know myself. If I committed to six books in a challenge, I would feel compelled to read twelve. Argh.
Nope. Can't do that one anymore either. It's just too much.
Do you participate in any reading challenges? Why or why not?