Monday, January 11, 2016

01/11/16 - Reading Challenge 2016

If you recall I did a reading challenge last year:

Thanks to it I read a total of  26 books.

It was fun but a bit too restrictive to me...
True, I was able to pick any book I wanted to read for each category, but it was sometime difficult to find a book I actually wanted to read, that fit the category, and was inexpensive... because, too be honest, I'm cheap, LOL!
I would rather read free or cheap books...
If I purchase a book it's usually $5.99 or cheaper (usually cheaper) with a rare exception here and there...
Book Bub is where I find most of my books... it's free and you get a new e-mail everyday w/ a list of free and cheap books you can download on your e-reader or phone reading app.
I've found most of the books I read later in the 2015 Reading challenge there:

Anyway, back to the original topic:
I decided this year to "challenge" myself again but w/ a less restrictive goal:
12 books in 12 months.
Short, simple, doable!
I originally didn't want to give myself a number, just read as many as I could...
But then Good Reads sent me an e-mail asking me if I wanted to "set a goal" of books to read in 2016 and I really like being able to see my progress on a chart, so I went for it!

12 books in 12 months...
That's not a lot at all... and honestly I think I can read much more, but I don't want to feel forced to do so just to meet my goal, especially since I've been scrapping, and art journaling again!

Currently I am reading this (see IG post journaling under photo):

"Starting my 2016 Reading Challenge off with something easy...LOL Actually, I REALLY like these books... They're cute and funny. There are times I've actually LOL'd while reading them. I started buying them for Joseph when they first came out, when he was younger, and we just keep reading them despite the fact that he (we) is (are) not the targeted demographic. If you've never read one I encourage you to do so! This is the 10th book in the series. As for the reading challenge... Taking it easy this year: 12 books in 12 months... Short, sweet and totally doable!

Another year and more books to read... I'm excited!
Are you doing a reading challenge this year? 
I'd love to hear about it!

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  1. This is a great idea and one I'm definitely up for as I've just finished my first book of the year 'Girl on a Train' and starting on 'Bazaar of Bad Dreams'.

    1. Michelle.
      Thanks for your comment!
      I want to read "Girl on a Train" too! I have heard so many great things about it and was going to try and do it last year but never got to it.
      Are you on Good Reads? If so I'll send you a friends request, or you can send me one: UN = Doreen Vasquez I find it fun to keep up w/ what others are reading and it gives me ideas of what else to read.
      Good luck w/ your goal!

    2. I'm not on Good Reads, but I'll definitely have a look as I'm a avid reader so anything book related appeals. Thanks for the pointer.

  2. I am on book 2 already .... my fave authors have come out with some sequels for me already this month :)

  3. good luck! I looked at this year's popsugar challenge and I didn't like very many of the categories. This year, I am going to try and limit my reading so I don't waste away the days! ha ha I read 2 books the first week, so I made myself take a break, but onto my 3rd book eek! I'm all about the free from the library ebook checkouts :D

    1. Thanks! Yes I agree about "wasting away the days"... that's why only 12 this year and only those books I really want to read, not just reading to check off a list!

  4. Good luck! I should try this too because lately I have put aside reading which I enjoy immensely. I also love Book Bub and get daily emails. I have tons of books because of Book Bub but haven't read any. lol.


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