This is the reading challenge I have chosen to take on for 2016. Last week I mentioned that there was only a few goals I am making this year, and that they will relate to my One Word. The mini goal I made for reading has been blended somewhat into this reading challenge and a new mini goal was made.
It was pretty exciting today to write in the first book, Breaking Busy, into the challenge form. I’ve been reading it this month and will finish in just a day or two. My plan with this challenge is to fill it with books to go along with my 2016 One Word (grow) and to rekindle my love of reading with a good balance of fiction. I often get into a reading rut with all the non fiction and inspirational reading that I pick up. Reading “Around the World in 80 Days”, and “Dear Mr Knightly” reminded me of my love for a good story!
Breaking Busy is my “book published this year“. If you click on the title, you will land on the launch page and have the opportunity to read the first chapter. When I signed up to be on the launch team for Breaking Busy I thought I was going to read a book that would give me fresh inspiration for encouraging my daughters through the full years of high school and dual enrollment at the local community college. That fresh inspiration is there, but there is also plenty for me to process and apply to my own life!
For most of the categories, I have an entry. But there are a few that I’ll have to wait a bit to fill in.
“book you can finish in a day” – Maggie’s Miracle by Karen Kingsbury
“a book you’ve been meaning to read” The Peacemaking Family
“a book recommended by your local librarian or bookseller”
“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” Emma by Jane Austen
“a book banned at some point” Call of the Wild by Jack London (audiobook)
“a book you previously abandoned” War of Words by Paul David Tripp
“a book you own but have never read” Platform, Getting Noticed in a Noisy World by Michael Hyatt
“a book that intimidates you” Counterfeit Gods by Timothy Keller
“a book you’ve already read at least once” Hinds Feet In High Places by Hannah Hurnard (read aloud with my youngest)
There are so many challenges and reading goals out there. Do you take reading challenges or set reading goals for the year? One reason that I do is to inspire myself and also to keep track of what I am reading. Like I said earlier, I sometimes get into a rut, and find myself starting several books, only to set them aside. Using this challenge helps me to plan and mix things up!