As we’re fast approaching the end of March, I thought I’d share a quick update on progress of my book reading challenge for 2021. If you’ve not heard of this before then here’s my Book Reading Challenge 2021 original post.
So how am I getting on…
Book Reading Challenge – Completed so far…
My Challenge – Read a book that…
- has been published in 2021 – Notebook by Tom Cox – (Review coming on 20th March – Book Launch)
- has been written by a debut author – Dog Days by Ericka Waller
- will make you more productive – Networking For Writers by Lizzie Chantree
- you read in your childhood – The Wombles At Work (No review – Amazon link)
- is about saving our planet (make a change) – Clean & Green by Nancy Birtwhistle
- has poems – Alexa, What is there to know about love by Brian Bilston (No review – Amazon link)
- has been written by a comedian – Quite by Claudia Winkleman
- was gifted to you
- has ‘book’ or ‘library’ in the title
- was a Bestseller in 2020
- is on the 2021 bestseller list
- you already own but haven’t read yet
- is a biography of someone you admire
- you found in a second-hand shop
- is a summer read
- will help you improve your health
- is about nature
- is by a local author
- is set somewhere you’d like to visit
- has short stories (Anthology)
- you LOVE the cover design
- is by a famous author you’ve never read
- is a Recipe book (try 3 recipes)
- is a travel book (e.g. Travel memoir)
So far so good. 7/24 topics completed. The challenge has been fun and it’s helping me choose a wider variety of books. It’s so easy to stay in your comfort zone when reading. For me, my default setting is non-fiction or crime/mystery books.
This year I’ve already revisited a childhood favourite, The Wombles. I’ve also read my first book of poems, that’s completely new for me. I really enjoyed Brian Bilston’s modern style of writing. I’m looking forward to covering more topics on my Book Reading Challenge over the next 3 months. I’ll share an update at the 6 months point.
How about you?
Are you currently taking part in a reading challenge? If so, how are you getting on? Share in the comments below. I’d love to know how you’re finding it? Hopefully it’s challenging you to read different books that you may never have considered before. Have fun.
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