2018 Reading Challenge

“Although we read with our minds, the seat of artistic delight is between the shoulder blades. That little shiver behind is quite certainly the highest form of emotion that humanity has attained when evolving pure art and pure science.”

— Vladimir Nabokov

Where are all my bookworms? Perhaps behind a book at the moment. Well, nevertheless, this one’s for you.

If you don’t have an account for Goodreads, I suggest you make one. It has been the biggest motivator for me over the past year. I enjoy reading, but sometimes life and it’s endless list of things to do catches up with me. I forget to slow down and do the things I enjoy. Goodreads allows you to make a reading goal for the year. This will both keep you on top of doing something you love while at the same time making you feel like you accomplished something at the end of the year.

This year I decided to set a goal of reading 30 books. And to make it a little more interesting, I made a list of some books I can check off. This year’s reading challenge:

  1. Author you’ve never heard of
  2. A book written in a female point of view
  3. A book written in a male point of view
  4. A book with over 600 pages
  5. Read a classic
  6. A book set in your country
  7. Read a book with an unappealing cover
  8. A self-help book
  9. A book about World War II
  10. Read a book right after buying it
  11. A book about your hobby/interest
  12. An autobiography
  13. A book that was made into a movie
  14. A funny book
  15. A book you wouldn’t normally choose
  16. Read a banned book
  17. A book published this year
  18. A book that intimidates you
  19. A book you should have read in school
  20. A book you choose by its cover
  21. A crime novel
  22. A book recommended by your oldest family member
  23. A book based on a true story
  24. A book set somewhere you’ve always wanted to visit
  25. A book set in the future
  26. A book by your favorite author
  27. The first book in a series
  28. A book that is also a stage play or musical
  29. A book mentioned in another book
  30. A book that was being read by a stranger in a public place

Add me as a friend on Goodreads (@ Bonita Santillan), so that we can keep up with each other’s progress throughout the year. Happy reading! xx

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