Now that we've entered a new year, let's up the ante on our reading challenges, shall we? By now you should know that I'm a big lover of keeping track of what I read - not only here on my blog, but on an Excel spreadsheet at home and on my GoodReads account (I'm waving my book geek flag high and proud, y'all!!).
I know not everyone reads as much as I do but that doesn't mean that we can't all spread our 'reading wings' a bit and try some new books, authors or genres that we've shied away from in the past. Maybe this will open up a whole new world for us!
Normally my method of choosing books ranges from seeing soon to be published books on NetGalley, to hearing people tell me good reads as a Library Assistant or tips from m'peeps on GoodReads to 'Oooo, that book cover looks pretty'. I'm all over the board. But I know there are so many authors and their writing that I haven't experienced yet and some genres that I haven't tried yet (horror, for one ... EEEK!).
I got this idea of a reading challenge from my friend Beth (who is not only one of my oldest, dearest friends but also an avid read and Library Assistant t'boot). We've each challenged ourselves to read 85 books this year so I'm hoping that we will be able to check off a bunch of the 40 challenges I've listed below. No stress. This is for fun and I'm just curious to see what I (we) can accomplish this year.
35. A humourous book (eg.Yes, Please by Amy Poehler)
36. A book that a friend recommends to you
37. A book originally written in another language
38. A graphic novel
39. A book written when the author was under 25 years of age
40. A guilty pleasure read
Lots of choices! C'mon, let's do this together! I've put a new tab across the top of my blog where I'll tell you where I'm fairing in this challenge. If it looks like I'm slacking off please give me a shout out and get me back on track. Happy reading in 2015!!