It’s a new year which means a new reading challenge! New year, new reads — am i right??
First of all, I’d like to address the fact that missed my 2018 30-book reading challenge by one book! That’s not bad considering how busy I was last year — got engaged, got married, moved to another country on the other side of the world! You know, the basics in life … So I’m not beating myself up for not meeting my goal, but I’ve set the same goal for 2019 and I’m determined to reach it!
The difficult thing about setting a reading goal is that if you choose to read lots of longer books then it’s gonna be an actual challenge reaching your goal. One of the longer books I’ve been wanting to read for a while now is The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt. I’m currently reading it now but I was so behind on my reading challenge last year that i decided to put it off because then it would be even more difficult to reach my goal. It’s a struggle. So as soon as 2019 started, I decided it would be a good time to pull the book out. The movie is scheduled to be released this year so I’m hoping to watch that in October! Although, I’ll get back to you on that. Hollywood tends to make movies a bit more dramatic and graphic than the books actually are which I don’t appreciate. And I can already see that happening with this book …
Today was a cozy rainy day, so it was the perfect day to go to the library! I only picked up one book, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee because sadly, I never had the chance to read it in high school when most of my friends did. I don’t understand how I got away with it, but I now have the desire to read it.
I think this year I will try to read more books on the classic side of the spectrum just because I think there are books out there that every human should read, and most of them are classics.
What are you planning on reading this year? Need some inspiration? Check out my 2018 Reading Challenge post.
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