I’ve been thinking through this idea for a few weeks and I’m so excited to finally share it with you!
For as long as I can remember, every year I’ve added “Read More” to my list of New Year’s Resolutions. This year is no different. To achieve my goals, I’ve learned that I need external accountability. In this case, I need to be liable to a group of readers or library due dates. Otherwise, reading starts to tumble down toward the bottom of my to-do list.
So, this year, I’m creating a reading challenge and inviting (begging!) you to join me. I’ve tried to create an interesting and fun challenge that anyone can try, whether you’re a #booknerd (like me) or not.
There are other reading challenges out there. (I’m always a little bit late to the party, ha!) But, here’s the thing, I want to do this with YOU! I want to do this with my little blog community. I hope you’ll join me. Also, please feel free to share this with your friends. The more, the merrier. I love seeing the exchange of ideas and different perspectives.
This is how it’s going to work: I’ve created 12 challenges, one for each month of the year. At the beginning of the month, I will check in with a reminder of the challenge for that month, which book I’ll be reading and listing some suggestions for you. You’ll comment which book you’ll be reading – for accountability and also to exchange ideas among the group – and then we’ll check in at the end of the month with thoughts about the books we read.
Here’s the entire 2016 Reading Challenge:
January – A Classic Book You Never Read
February – A Memoir
March –A Book From the Goodreads Choice Awards – Best Books of 2015
April – Children’s Literature: Reread a Book You Loved as a Child
May – Read a Cookbook
June – A Book *Everyone* Loves that You Have No Interest in Reading
July – Read a Book Aloud to Someone in Your Family
August – Judge a Book By Its Cover: Pick A Book With a Great Cover
September – A Book You Already Own
October – Read a Book About a Missionary Or Any Non-Profit Service Organization
November – Read a Book Released in 2016
December – Try an Audio Book
I’ll check back on Saturday to discuss the challenge for January. Can’t wait to get started!