New Reading Challenge?

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?

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11 thoughts on “New Reading Challenge?

  1. Really glad you shared this. I’ve tried the 52books/year challenge, but only did about 1/4th of that. That didn’t seem really fun because you’d have to pick books, and look down a list of “good reads” which usually end up being the same 100 books, that I didn’t really want to read. This helps narrow it down.

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    • Agreed! I often get bored and discouraged with book challenges because I can’t think of books to read when I get stuck on picking my next book. This list really does help narrow it down while expanding my horizons and helping me choose books I wouldn’t look at otherwise!

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      • Well, I think you gave me a sign or something. Out of the 50 choices, I used something to pick a number at random and got 14, a non fiction. Ive had this one non fiction book thats been on my shelf collecting dust that I keep on telling myself to finish. But right nows really probably a perfect week for me to finally complete it.

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  2. Wait, that ticks off “a trilogy”, “a book with a colour in the title”, “a book by an author you’ve never read before”, “a banned book”, “a book that became a movie”, “a book with a number in the title”, “a book by a female author”, “a book set in a different country”, and “a book at the bottom of my to-read list”. Damn, E.L James.

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