It’s that time again. A new year, the perfect time to set new goals, or even recommit to the ones from years before. I vow every year to lose weight, eat healthier, blog more consistently, and/or to not complain when I don’t get my way. Yeah, well…the best plain plans…
Anyway, one resolution that is easy to keep (at least easier) has to do with reading and books. Last year I posed a 10 book reading challenge. Now this isn’t a challenge like some. The point here is not to see how many books you can read in a year, but to stretch your reading legs and get out of your comfort zone a little. Try something new. That’s why there are only 10 challenge books. I couldn’t go the entire year without reading my favorite genre. And I don’t expect you to either. Just to push yourself out of your cozy spot 10 times this year and read something you might not normally read. I’ll be honest; there will be new books you love and new books you hate, but at least you’ll be able to say that you read something you might not have otherwise read.
Below is a list of 15 types of books to help you find new things to read. If you’d like to join me in this challenge, all you have to do is check in here once a month (the second Thursday of the month) and leave a comment. Let me know what you’ve been reading and where it falls on the list. Yes, there are 15 choices in a 10 book challenge. Pick your faves and start reading.
What am I reading right now? Well…I’m between books. But I’m about to start A Man Called Ove. I got it in a Christmas book exchange, and since it’s going to be made into a book soon, I’m calling it my #14.
I hope you’ll join in the challenge! Anyone who leaves a comment on this blog will be entered into a drawing to win a mystery book. And with any luck, it’ll be a book to help the winner read more and read differently in 2017.
12 thoughts on “Reading Challenge 2017”
I’m in. Looks like fun.
Awesome, Melissa! Glad to have you as part of the challenge!
I am reading Resisting Happiness by Matthew Kelly. I’m using this book for my #8.
Hey, Melissa! You are the winner for this blog! Yay! Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org so I can mail you your prize! :)
I would see this as a challenge! Happy New Year!
Hope you’ll join in! :)
I am intending to read at least 30 books this year, but I can’t say all of them would be on the list you posted. I stick to authors I know and love, which includes you. So, I will read what I want without following your list. Thanks for the list though.
30 books is a great goal! Happy reading in 2017!
Some of the categories fit with what I read and others would be a stretch, especially reading one written before I was born, that would be an old one LOL! Would be fun to go to the library and see what I could find. Thanks for the challenge and the opportunity to win!
I knew it would be a stretch for a lot of people. That’s why there are 15 choices and only 10 books to the challenge. :) Hope you join us!
I’m up for the challenge and I know some of the books will be hard to read, but maybe I will find a new passion with this challenge besides light mystery/romance.
That’s why there are only 10. To give you time to read the things you love as well! :)