Stephanie over at Life In Limbo turned me on to PopSugar’s 2015 Reading Challenge. The idea is to expand your horizons with respects to the types of books you are reading. I know that I often fall into periods where I purposefully seek out similar book: my sci-fi phase, whenever I read a long series like The Boxcar Children, that time I checked out every book about dolphins that my library offered.
This challenge seems really different to me, and I know it would be really challenging for me to complete. Here are some that I found particularly interesting:
- A book at the bottom of your to-read list
- A book your mom loves
- A book that takes place in your hometown
- A book that came out the year you were born
- A book with bad reviews
- A book written by an author with your same initials
It’s a refreshing list that definitely will inject some variety to your reading list. I’m so used to seeing lists that follow a kind of Eat, Pray, Love model of suggesting books that make you laugh, make you cry, make you feel old, make you feel young, whatever. Not that those aren’t good books to read, but this list is a little quirky and I like that.
Stephanie has made a handy dandy Google Doc for you to fill in the titles of the books as you complete the challenge. If you’d like to follow along with PopSugar’s checklist, you can download their printable.
If you want to follow along with my 2015 Reading Challenge (we’ll see
if when I complete it!), I am on GoodReads!
P.S. I’ve finished our January books – #GIRLBOSS and Bossypants. What would you recommend for February?