Last year I learnt that I couldn’t read that fast, but I could read. I would hope the latter is true after having spent a good eighteen years or so in the education system.
My challenge last year was to read 52 books in 52 weeks, did I complete it? No. Did I learn from it? Yes. I learned: (apparently) waking up an hour before work to read can disturb those you live with, 52 books is a LOT of books and lastly, that if you make challenges, no matter how big or small, they keep you focused and boy do you feel like you’ve accomplished something at the end of the year.
This year I have decided to embark on a slightly different reading challenge. I will be reading a book that falls into the below categories. I haven’t put any strict guidelines on the time it takes to read them or the number of pages because, after all, it is just for fun. I may also write reviews of some of the below (time dependant).
These are my choices:
Book published this year Quicksand, Henning Mankell
Book finished in 1 day The Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger
Book you’ve loved and read before Rebecca, Daphne Du Maurier
Book you’ve been putting off for a while… Revolution, Russell Brand
Book recommended by a teacher Wordsmiths and Warriors: The English-Language Tourist’s Guide to Britain, David and Hilary Crystal
Book that you should have read in school Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck
Book chosen by your partner The Establishment, Owen Jones
Book published before your year of birth Fatherland, Robert Harris (okay it’s the year after but I can break my own rules, right?)
Book that was once banned The Spycatcher, Peter Wright
Book that you’ve abandoned before Eat to Live, Joel Fuhrman
Book you own but haven’t quite got around to reading How to be a Woman, Caitlan Moran
Feel free to get in on this challenge, simply copy the photo above and choose your books for the year ahead. Please leave me a link to your blog below as well as I’d love to know your choices!
(Please note: The Hungry Caterpillar copy will not, in any shape or form, fall into the above categories
except the read a book in 1 day!)