Writers read, right? Well, mostly, but sometimes writers get so involved in writing that they forget to read.
Yep. Forget to read.
And this is right where I have found myself lately, reading nothing but my own writing. Now I love my stories, otherwise I wouldn’t write them, right? But I need to branch out. I need to read something else.
So I came up with my own reading challenge. And I was hoping you might join me. Here’s how it works. We have the rest of the year to read 10 books. 10 *different* kinds of books. I have devised a list with choices. (There are more than 10 so if one type just doesn’t do it for you, you can choose another.)
Once a month, I’ll come back and tell you which book I marked off my list and how I feel about the book. Not necessarily a review but sort of. You can come on and comment and tell me about the book you read and perhaps we’ll get some new ideas and find some new authors.
If something happens and you miss a month, never fear. We’re not keeping score. This is for fun as well as to keep me…er, I mean us, focused.
Okay…here’s the list
1o book reading challenge
- A book recommended by a book seller or librarian
- A book published in a different decade
- A book you’ve already read before
- A book you should have read in school
- A book that has been banned before
- A book from a genre you don’t normally read
- A book that intimidates you
- A book you’ve been meaning to read for a while
- A book you quit reading once before
- A book published before you were born
- A book recommended by someone close to you
- A book published this year
- A book about another century
- A book you’ve never heard of before
- A book recommended by amazon/internet/cyber friend
So are you ready…? Then go!
BTW–I’m reading 50 Ways To Ruin a Rake by Jade Lee. (and I’m loving it) It’s my number 13. :)
What are you reading?