Reading Challenge Update
It is time for a 2016 Reading Challenge Update. Along with a reading goal through Goodreads, and a personal mini goal to further my pursuit of reading the books that are on my bookshelves, I decided to join in the 2016 Reading Challenge hosted by The Modern Mrs. Darcy. It sounded fun to be challenged to read “outside my box.” Now know, these 3 reading challenges/goals overlap a bit. Some of the books from my “read” pile are from my book shelves and fit into the MMD challenge. And all the books apply to my goodreads goal.
Most of the entries in the MMD challenge are filled in, even completed, but one of the topics that I didn’t have a title for is “a book chosen for you by your spouse, sibling, child, or BFF.”
“a book you can finish in a day” – Breaking Busy by Alli Worthington
“a book you can finish in a day” – Maggie’s Miracle by Karen Kingsbury
“a book recommended by your local librarian or bookseller” Still Life
“a book you should have read in school” A Comedy of Errors by Shakespeare
“a book chosen for you by your spouse, child, or BFF” ??????
“a book published before you were born” Persuasion by Jane Austen
“a book banned at some point” Call of the Wild by Jack London (audiobook)
“a book you previously abandoned” Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good by Jan Karon
“a book you own but have never read”
“a book that intimidates you”
“a book you’ve already read at least once” Hinds Feet In High Places by Hannah Hurnard (read aloud with my youngest)
This list is updated from what I wrote in January. As the weeks go by, different books catch my eye and fill in the spaces differently than originally noted.
In December and January I discovered something about myself and a new way of doing things. Now I don’t have to let myself get stuck by “January’s list”. Mini goals throughout the year help me reach the big goals, but give me the freedom to choose in each season.
A Book Chosen by My Daughters
My 3 youngest daughters are teens and read a wide variety of books. I like to try and keep in the know, but I don’t try to read even half of what they read anymore. Especially since one of my daughters is regularly checking out chemistry and physics type books from the library. They do have a series of books that they passed between them this past winter that at least one of them suggested that I read. The covers of these books kind of put me off, so I kept declining.
Fast forward a few months and Anne Bogel spoke about these books on her podcast. Hearing a seasoned mom put a slightly different spin on the books peaked my interest. So I told Mae that I’d like to read the first in the series. It kind of made me laugh how quickly the book appeared on my nightstand. (How to get other things done so quickly is on my mind...)
My TBR pile is a little tall right now, so I’m thinking that Cinder, Book 1 of the Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer will be my July fiction read.
What are you reading?
What are you reading this summer? Are you participating in any reading challenges? How is it going?
I would love to hear what titles other readers are reading this summer. Please let me know in the comments.
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