Hey Lovelies!

Now that we are a few days into the new year, I am excited to start planning out my year, my goals, and a vision for what I want to accomplish this year. One thing I definitely want to work on this year is reading more. I’ve definitely gotten better at it in the last couple of months, but I am really eager to put forth a strong effort to read more books this year.

I wasn’t sure exactly how I was going to go about reading more, and then I came across this article at PopSugar on a 2015 reading challenge. It isn’t a tough challenge, and can probably be completed by anyone who wants some encouragement to read more. I really hope to read a variety of genres, and I am excited to see how this challenge will affect the books that I choose throughout the year.

I am planning to create a 2015 Reading Challenge page here on my blog where I will track my progress over the year (check that out here), and I will list which books I am reading! I’m super excited to get started, and I’ve already got a few books in mind. I will try my hardest to read all 50 books (52 technically since one category is a trilogy) this year and I hope some of you will join in!

If you do plan to take part in this challenge let me know so I can see what books you are reading! Wish me luck, I’m super excited to try this challenge out, and find some great new books to read.

2015 Reading Challenge Page

Desiree

  • Such a fun challenge!

  • Kim

    I will love to know how this challenge goes for you. Keep us posted!

  • I’ve never done a reading challenge before, but this looks like a good one! I love that it expands over the whole year. I may have to take on this challenge too! It looks like a creative way to look at books and discover some new ones!

    • I agree, I’m really hoping I’ll discover some great books that I might not have ever tried because of this challenge! You should definitely give it a try and let me know how it goes!

  • Can I please make some recommendations??? (If we met on the street, I’d probably recommend books to you before I told you my name.)

    The Firebird by Susanna Kearsley (For the book with magic. It’s some paranormal see into the past stuff, but seems more of magic than anything else.)

    The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen (A different type of book with magic. It’s a lighter read than The Firebird.)

    Pygmalion by George Benard Shaw (For the play. It’s what My Fair Lady is based on!)

    The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson (For the Pulitzer Prize winner. If you can listen to it on audiobook, even better!)

    Machine of Death (Short Stories. Realllllly cool concept.)

    A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman (A funny story. And one of the best, most heart-warming books I read in 2014)

    I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson (A book set in high school. My favorite book I’ve read in a while.)

    • Emily, you’re like my new best friend!
      Thanks so much for the recommendations! I’m definitely going to look into all of these. I’m really excited cause I haven’t read any of these, so I’m excited to try out new books! Thanks so much!

  • Oh! I love this idea! In 2014 I read 82 books, so 52 shouldn’t be too hard, but I like the idea of branching out and reading things that I normally wouldn’t read! I think i’ll have to participate in this challenge!!

    • You should!! Let me know if you decide to, so I can see how you are doing! And if you find any great books let me know! =]

  • Yikes, that’s a lot of books! Good luck!

  • That’s a really good way to try and get yourself to read and read and read. I hope you achieve it!

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    • Thank you Mollie! I’m hoping I can get through the entire list =]

  • I’ve been wanting to do a reading challenge, but with all the other things on my goal list, I doubt I’ll have time to read much!

    • Totally understand. I am pretty swamped this year too, so as much as I want to complete every challenge, my main goal is to branch out and read books that I would have never tried before! =]