After cutting down on reading significantly over the last couple of years, I think it’s time to jump back into the fray. I’ve established a good rhythm with my art and spiritual practice, and I’m feeling comfortable with the idea of reading more books this year. While I will not go back to reading 90 odd books a year, I plan to commit once again to two books per month, for a total of 24 books (plus art, tarot, and self-development books, which I tend to not share on the blog. But maybe I should. What do you think?)
Reading challenge for 2019
I had set the same reading challenge for myself in 2018, but I fell just four books short of the target (on target if I include the art and tarot books I read last year). To keep myself on track this year, I’m planning to join Write Tribe’s reading challenge.
The reading challenge has three parts: to read a minimum of 24 books in 2019, of which a minimum of 12 books have to be based on the prompts outlined on their website, and one book review a month. And I’m excited about the book review – it’s been a while since I did any on the blog!
So, 24 books puts me in the Book Lover level (they have four levels depending on how many books you commit to read during the year.) I’ve chosen 12 prompts – listed below – but I may change my mind!
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Part of my TBR for 2019
A book that is a Translation: Dozakhnama by Rabisankar Bal
A book written by a Female author: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margret Atwood
A book written by someone of a different nationality/color/ethnic group than you: Forty Rules of Love – Elif Shafak
A book from the Man Booker Prize long-list (any year): The Lives of Others by Neel Mukherjee
A book from WWII time period: The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak
A retelling of your favorite fairytale/classic: The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden
A book featuring a hobby: Relish: My Life in the Kitchen by Lucy Knisley
A book with orange cover: The Last Queen of India by Michelle Moran
A book that was a gift: Circe by Madeline Miller
A book made into a movie: Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
A book you bought just because of its cover/a book with a beautiful cover: The Night Circus by Erin Morgensten
A book with a name in the title: Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
So that’s half my TBR already mapped out! What about you?
Are you taking part in any reading challenges this year? Do you have part of your TBR mapped out? Do tell me in the comments!