I noticed on Pinterest last week a pin for a reading challenge for 2015. it appealed to me as it wasn’t specific books, rather types of books. I’m not a huge reader – buyer, yes – reader no!. so I felt 50 books was too big of a challenge, and I didn’t like some of the options (i know its a challenge!), so I picked out 31 that I felt I could achieve. reading 31 books in a year will still be a challenge for me I believe.
here is the link to the original post.
and this is my revised list – in brackets are my thoughts on what to read at this stage.
A book with more than 500 pages
A classic romance ( pride and prejudice)
A book that became a movie ( Philomena)
A book published this year (4th Deborah Challinor hopefully)
A book with a number in the title
A book by a female author ( 3rd Deborah Challinor)
A book with a one word title
A book set in a different country (Harem midwife)
A popular author’s first book
A nonfiction book ( JFK )
A book by an author you love but not read yet ( Lisa Jewell)
A Pulitzer prize winning book
A book based on a true story ( philomina)
A book at the bottom of your to read pile ( JFK)
A book more than 100 yrs old ( pride and prejudice)
A book based entirely on its cover (tumbledown manor)
A book you can finish in a day
A book set somewhere you’ve always wanted to visit
A book that came out the year you were born
A trilogy (Fiona mccallum series)
A book with a love triangle
A book with a colour in the title
A book by an author you’ve never read before (Fiona mccallum)
A book you own but never read !!!!!!! < that would be most of my bookshelves!
A book that takes place in your hometown < could be a struggle
A book that was originally written in another language ( madame bovary ?)
A book set at Christmas ( an outlaws Christmas, Linda Lael Miller (bodice ripper!!) ) x = finished 4/1/15
A book written by an author with your initials
A book based on or turned into a tv series ( masters of sex )
A book you started but never finished ( masters of sex).
I plan to only use what’s on my book shelves, ibooks or the library, with the exception of the book published this year. I hope the 4th in a series i’ve been reading will be published this year. I may also cheat a little (!!!) and double up a couple of categories if I start to struggle throughout the year.
so…..1st finish of the year is An Outlaw’s Christmas by Linda Lael Miller.
this is a western romance set at the turn of the century. its a quick read and since I had enjoyed other books of hers, I thought this might be a nice read at Christmas time. its the story of school teacher who finds a shot man on her doorstep, takes him in, cares for him and, shock horror, falls in love with him. with a backdrop of snow and Christmas it was gentle and easy going!.