September Reading Challenge: Read a Book You Own

2016 Reading Challenge


Can you believe summer is wrapping up this month and fall is just around the corner? Our community pools close next week which means poolside reading is also coming to a close. I’ve read some great stories this summer, but with the hints of fall in the air I can already feel myself shifting toward different type of stories. I’m a seasonal reader, meaning the weather and seasons tend to determine what type of books I’m going to read. Does anyone else do this?

In the fall I tend to want a sturdy character story, something reflective and/or introspective, or maybe something with a bit of a mystery to it. These feelings are heavily factoring into which book I choose this month.

Another factor is, of course, this month’s reading challenge! September is a busy month, so I tried to keep it simple for us. Our challenge is to read a book we already own! It can be a book we’ve already read or one we’ve been meaning to read. This won’t be difficult for me, since I have plenty of options to choose from! I’ve mentioned before that I have a book buying addiction, right? Some people have a to-be-read pile, well, I have a to-be-read shelf (ok, fine, SHELVES). If it’s a sickness, I don’t want to be cured. (Incriminating evidence below…)



Here’s my pick:


Happier at Home by Gretchen Rubin

I LOVE Gretchen Rubin so I’m embarrassed to admit this book has been sitting on my shelf untouched for years. I was listening to her podcast recently and she recommended reading this particular book in September because of the idea that September is the new January. September is a month of beginnings, fresh starts and clean slates. After a summer on-the-go and spent mostly outside, plus starting a new school year, I think it’s a great time to be encouraged about our home lives.


Your Turn: What book will you read this month? Are you a book collector, like me? Does your reading change with the seasons? Please share your thoughts in the comments below.

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