Thursday, 8 January 2015

New Year Challenges

Happy New Year!
Here's an interesting challenge!
It comes from a blog called "Bringing Up Burns".  
Erin Burns is a mother of three very young children and her blog is eclectic!  It includes recipes, music, her own version of slang, Bible quotes, T.V. shows, and books.  This quote shows just how eclectic she is: "I love Jesus Christ, Barack Obama, and Miley Cyrus."
Erin read 104 books in 2014 and she throws out this challenge to get people reading and talking about their choices.  She is on many forms of social media and has a very large following!

26 books in 2015
1. A book you own but haven't read
2. A book that was made into a movie
3. A book you pick solely because of the cover
4. A book your friend loves
5. A book published this year
6. A book by an author you've never read before
7. A book by an author you love
8. A book at the bottom of your 'to be read' pile
9. A book with a colour in the title
10. A book set somewhere you've always wanted to visit
11. A book you started but never finished
12. A book with a lion, a witch or a wardrobe
13. A book with a female heroine
14. A book set in the summer
15. A book of poems
16. A book you learned about because of this challenge
17. A book that will make you smarter
18. A book with a blue cover
19. A book you were supposed to read in school but didn't
20. A book 'everyone' but you has read
21. A book with a great first line
22. A book with pictures
23. A book from the library
24. A book you it again!
25. A book that is more than 10 years old
26. A book based on a true story

I have seen many challenges similar to this, with suggestions such as:
Read 26 books with titles starting with each letter of the alphabet.
Read 10 books with a colour in the title.

Goodreads has a challenge every year.  Readers choose how many books they plan to read for the year.  So far this year, there are 478,599 participants.
It is great fun to look ahead to a new year of reading!

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