Things have been a bit crazy here, so I’m sorry for the late post. I’m leaving my job for a new one, and I have been insane wrapping things up, getting thank you letters written, and finishing the baby blanket for my now former boss (who is due in April). I am excited for the new chapter of my life, though. I’m sure I’ll write about that soon.
But in the mean time, I have some bookish goodness below.
I’ve decided to do a reading challenge this year in addition to reading 100 books. There were a ton floating around on Tumblr, and I felt the longing to be participatory. Besides, I read SO MUCH romance last year that it was really a travesty. I usually branch out more than I did in 2015, and I think this challenge will get me reading in genres that I don’t automatically turn to.
After perusing all the ones available, I finally decided on this one from Stxry Books http://www.stxrybooks.com/post/136388267660/stxrybooks-you-can-download-the. It comes with a fancy printout version and everything, and also includes Poetry, Short Stories, and Graphic Novels – all of which I tend to avoid.
I’m also gonna do the thing where books don’t count for more than one category. Like, I could put “The Diviners” in Book by a Female, Filled to the Rim with Magic, Scared to Read in the Dark, Involves a lot of Mystery, and Dark and Mysterious cover. But I will only choose one for purposes of counting it under the challenge.
So here’s what I’ll be reading in 2016. There are only 31 of them, so I’ll still be able to read silly books to my heart’s content. I’ll let you know how I do:
- A book you bought long ago, but still haven’t read
- A book with a character who is similar to you
- A non-fiction book on something you’ve always wanted to know more about
- A book by a female author (Lizzy and Jane, by Katherine Reay)
- A book you never got to read in 2015
- A book that will be a complete mindfuck
- A book filled to the rim with magic (Daughter of Witches, Patricia C. Wrede)
- A book you’re scared to read when it’s dark out
- A book of which you liked the movie, but haven’t read the novel
- A book that makes you want to visit the place it’s set
- A book that’s on fire
- A book that makes you want to be a villain
- A classic you never made time for
- A book that shows a different point of view
- A book with short stories
- A book that involves a lot of mystery
- A book about a person who inspires you
- A book that makes you want to be a hero
- A graphic novel
- A book of poetry
- A book by an unfamiliar author (Assassination Vacation, by Sarah Vowel)
- A book published in 2016
- A book with a dark and mysterious cover
- A book from a random recommendationalist
- A book with a surprising love element
- A book with lots of mystical creatures
- A book that reminds you of another season
- A book no one wants you to read
- A book you own that is the most beautiful thing you’ve seen
- A book that makes you a complete mess
- A book you started but never finished