In this post I mentioned how I wanted a book challenge to get me reading more next year. I found a few goods ones and onlyonechoice suggested a couple of great ones but none really seemed to suit my reading wishes for the new year (though the reading bingo concept was pretty awesome). Taking inspiration from some I have come up with my own. I may also do a movie version of this as well next year.
If you would like to partake please do! I would love to have some reading challenge buddies! Any way here we go, I considered setting this out in the bingo style but I didn't want to copy the book bingo challenge. There are 24 types of books to read and a bonus one so it is roughly 2 books a month which I think is rather plausible. In no particular order here is the challenge.
4. Re-read a book you read at school/university/college as required reading.
12. Read a book based ENTIRELY on the cover (You are not allowed to read the blurb/synopsis first).
17. Read a non-fiction book. (Rachel's Tears by Darrell Scott and Beth Nimmo with Steve Rabey)
*22. Read a book to learn something new (a language, a country, recipes, crafts, event). (The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin)
Bonus: Place a collection of book titles you own/want to read into a hat and draw one out at random. Read it.
I will be posting my progress as I go along, Hopefully I can knock one out tomorrow! I think I already have a couple picked out for the challenge. If anyone is confused by any I have included some links to lists. For #21 I will probably be reading Hollow Earth by John Barrowman and his sister Carole just to give people an idea of what I meant.
Good luck everyone and Happy New Year (or it will be here in about an hour!)
UPDATE: * indicates audiobook ** indicates audio book and e-book (listened while I read)