Reading Challenge: November Recap and December Challenge

2016 Reading Challenge

November’s reading challenge was to read a book published in 2016. There have been several gems this year and I hope you found a book you truly enjoyed. I’ve been working my way through “The Broken Way” by Ann Voskamp. It’s not a book you can power through because it’s so thought provoking. I read small sections of it and take the time needed to ponder it before I move on. Her writing reminds me a lot of C.S. Lewis in that way. It’s as wonderful and challenging and encouraging as her first book, “One Thousand Gifts.” I love that it doesn’t seem like she rushed to put out another book (as I think some other authors tend to do). It’s definitely steak and potatoes kind of reading, but oh so good.

Since the weeks are becoming busier and busier, I’m going to include the December reading challenge here too. I think we’re all in favor of multitasking right now!

The most impactful change to my reading this year was incorporating more audiobooks into my life (thanks, Audible!) so it’s perfect that our final challenge is to “read” (listen) to an audiobook. I’ve decided to read/listen to “The Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens with my family. It’s perfect for the season and teaches an important lesson during this frantic time. It’s better to give than to receive. And oddly enough, that’s almost exactly what The Broken Way is about! I love when certain themes keep appearing in my reading life.

That’s a wrap, friends! Our reading challenge is basically over and I’m really thankful to each and every one of you that participated with me. It definitely challenged me and helped me to read more this year!

What did you read in November? And what will you listen to in December?

2 thoughts on “Reading Challenge: November Recap and December Challenge

  1. We’ve listened to a lot of audiobooks this year too! We’ve loved them and they’ve helped so much with all of the traveling we’ve done this year. I’m not sure which I’ll listen to this month but we’ve got several to choose from…
    For November I’ve been reading a book my sister sent me that was written by a friend of hers. It’s called No Less Than Yes and it’s about how she went overseas , met her husband and started the organization that my sister and her husband serve with. I’m pretty sure it was published this year. 😉
    Oh, Ginger, I started this reading challenge by reading A Christmas Carol in January! I really enjoyed it!

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  2. I read two great book for the November challenge! The Wolf Road by Beth Lewis and Dark Matter by Blake Crouch. Both were engaging and flew by. If I had to pick I think I’d have to say I like Dark Matter best between the two. It isn’t often that I don’t anticipate a plot change in a movie or book and this one got me twice. I highly recommend both of them!

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