First day of the year and its typical for book aficionados to sign up for a book reading challenge with any of the popular book blogs / clubs where they would affirm to read a particular number of books in one year as per the challenge ascribed by the book club – 24, 50, 100……. It’s also the time when peeps do a run over on their #TBR or to-be-read book list of theirs.
I had been doing the same for past three years and failed last year to reach my goal. I think I took up a lot last year and my reading suffered as a result. So have decided to not sign up to any of the reading challenges this year but make a pact of my own to myself as I bought a lot of books last year plus got another tonne in gifts.
I pulled out all the unread books on my shelf and went through them to figure out which ones I will read this year. I also thought long and hard about how many books is too many to read in a year. So if I say 3 books to read in a month, that make is 36 books in the entire year. But then some books might be too thin and finish up quickly or else I might go on some travels that will let me finish books back to back in a day (yeah, my reading is pretty fast).
Decided to round it up to 40!!
I just divided the entire 40 into 12 months and fingers crossed for completing this list plus I solemnly swear I will not let myself be seduced by book sales this year or new books to be borrowed or even ask for books for birthday!!! So here goes……
So this is my entire 40 for 2017 and may I get through it diligently and honestly!
How about sharing your #TBR or book reading challenge with me?
I have signed up for Ultimate Blog Challenge this month and am starting with this as my first post.