Every year I set myself a reading challenge.
In 2021 I read a total of 70 books for the year. The most I have ever read in a year, ever.
Now if you are thinking how did I do this. Well, I always had a book and audiobook on the go. I also didn’t watch a lot of TV.
The other thing I did in 2021 that I really enjoyed was creating a list of book themes for the year.
This really got out of my comfort zone, and because of it, I read some books I normally would not have chosen but still thoroughly enjoyed.
For 2022, I have decided on three mini-challenges.
Read 22 books from my Kobo library.
It is highly unlikely that I will get to cross off 22, but I’m willing to give it a crack.
There are currently 42 unread books in that library. A few of which are bundles that have 10 books in them (so technically it’s more like 70).
The first Kobo book I plan to cross off my list is:
One Day Soon by Meredith Walters.
This book was released in 2016, I think it’s been in my TBR pile for that long.
Creating a list of book themes was extremely helpful in diversifying my reading.
Many of my favourite reads from 2021 were from genres that I never would have considered.
Diversifying my reading is challenge two.
There are many classics I have never read.
I have never read a Jane Austen book. Sure I have watched many screen adaptations, and have read many retellings, but I have read none of her 6 published novels.
This is why I plan on reading some classics. Bonus if they have modern retellings (which most do).
- Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice
- Emily Bronte’s Jane Eyre
- Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein
- Agatha Christie (a standalone rather than a series)
Are just a few of the classics I want to read.
At this stage, my total reading goal with be 52 books.
Reading a book a week is doable, and I know achievable.
Yes, it will be a combination of audiobooks, ebooks, and physical copies of books. Many from my own library & ebook library. I will also be utilizing the library for any books that I’m unable to source elsewhere. If worst comes to worst I can buy the book.
Have a book to recommend? Let me know and I’ll add it to my (ever-growing) To Be Read pile.