Happy New Year folks! I don’t know about the rest of you, but as I’ve gotten older I’ve become almost bipolar with my reading. There are days when I become so intensely involved in a book that I stay up past the sunrise to read, and whole weeks where I can’t find a single book that inspires me to read a sentence. I’m certain you all understand how horrifying that feeling is. Whenever I’m stuck in a book slump I find myself scouring the internet for a reading challenge to inspire me. Inevitably these challenges are a list of specific book titles to read, which I do not find inspiring, or an outdated challenge that I already completed. I’ve given myself a hand this year and created a personal 2017 Reading Challenge. The aim is to encourage myself to read genres and authors that I usually pass over, as well as to inspire me to read in general when I’ve hit a rut. There’s a link to the PDF at the bottom of this post, and you’re all welcome to follow the challenge yourself.
I’ve kept the challenges simple (a book written about current events, a book set in a place you’ve always wanted to visit) and provided 26 challenges to allow plenty of room for personal preferences. Reading is an individualised experience, and I wanted my reading challenge to reflect that. As I complete books for the challenge I’ll also be reviewing them, so expect to see more variety from me in 2017. I’m also working on another more localised project that I’ll be revealing at the end of the month, so keep a lookout!
Here’s the link to the challenge: 2017-reading-challenge