Reading Challenge – Update June

Hey, everyone!

Just wanted to take a few minutes and see how everyone is doing with their reading challenge. Remember, the main focus is to read outside of your comfort zone (if only a little) and not so much about volume or number of books.

And speaking of volume…I wanted to come on and tell you how many books I’ve managed to read but edits and the like have cut into my reading time this month. I did finish two books–at least two books that I didn’t write. LOL

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Every Fifteen Minutes by Lisa Scottoline is a thriller about a psychopath who has targeted a psychiatrist and plans to destroy his life. I count this as my #6, a genre I don’t normally read. I might have just as easily called this my #11 (a book recommended by someone close to you) as Stacey has read almost all of Scottoline’s books, but I’m saving something special for #11. :)

I also managed to read Back in the Game by Lori Wilde. It’s a fun and heartwarming romantic comedy. Yes, I know this is my go-to genre, but I got to meet Lori recently and just adored her! No, I don’t have a place for this one on my challenge list, but that’s okay. Except that now I want to go back read all of her books! And boy, do I have some catching up to do! But if you like sweetly funny, mildly sexy, small town romances, then be sure to check out Lori’s books!

I started reading True Grit by Charles Portis. Yes, this is the book that the movies stemmed from. So far it has been a complete joy–just as the movies are. But I’m not done yet. And of course I have looming deadlines and a very busy working vacation planned so it might be the only book I manage to read this month. It will be my #8 a book I’ve been meaning to read for a while.

How’s your reading going? Has anyone marked a book off their list? Or have you been reading in your comfort zone? Any good book recommendations out there? I’d love to hear what you have to say.

And for those who are late joining the challenge…

1o book reading challenge

  1. A book recommended by a book seller or librarian
  2. A book published in a different decade
  3. A book you’ve already read before
  4. A book you should have read in school
  5. A book that has been banned before
  6. A book from a genre you don’t normally read
  7. A book that intimidates you
  8. A book you’ve been meaning to read for a while
  9. A book you quit reading once before
  10. A book published before you were born
  11. A book recommended by someone close to you
  12. A book published this year
  13. A book about another century
  14. A book you’ve never heard of before
  15. A book recommended by amazon/internet/cyber friend

Pick any ten and start reading! You’ve still got 6 months to geterdone! :)

Happy Reading!

Amy

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Reading Challenge: Update May

Hey readers! Just wanted to check in and see how everyone is doing with the reading challenge. I got under the weather earlier this month (actually it crushed me beneath the heel of its boot but that’s another story) and spent more time reading than normal. That’s not to say that I checked a great many books of my list.

reading challengeHere’s what I read:

The Amish Market by Vannetta Chapman, Kathleen Fuller, Amy Clipston, and Kelly Irvin

Second Chance at the Sugar Shack by Candis Terry

The Second Sister by Marie Bostwick

Call Me Irresistible by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

The Great Escape by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

4:50 from Paddington by Agatha Christie

I finished reading 50 Ways to Ruin a Rake. Loved it! If you like steamy, historical romance, this is a great read.  And so goes #13 on my list. I can also check off #10 A Book published before I was born (4:50 from Paddington).

How are you doing with your challenge? Read any good books lately?

1o book reading challenge

  1. A book recommended by a book seller or librarian
  2. A book published in a different decade
  3. A book you’ve already read before
  4. A book you should have read in school
  5. A book that has been banned before
  6. A book from a genre you don’t normally read
  7. A book that intimidates you
  8. A book you’ve been meaning to read for a while
  9. A book you quit reading once before
  10. A book published before you were born
  11. A book recommended by someone close to you
  12. A book published this year
  13. A book about another century
  14. A book you’ve never heard of before
  15. A book recommended by amazon/internet/cyber friend