2019 Reading Challenge
It’s early January, so the perfect time to set up a new reading challenge. Last year I had a reading challenge of 30 books, that I’ve updated to 52 and again to 60. In the end I’ve read 85 books. This made me confident to set up a high number for this year: 75 books. I don’t want to feel any pressure, so I would rather try to have a smaller number of books planned. The challenge started with me finishing a book yesterday. I woke up 2 hours before my husband and I did spend a lot of that time reading and so I managed to finish my first book of the year, a memoir. Check goodreads for updates if you fancy.
A few years ago I’ve had a reading challenge that involved reading different genres of books. It wasn’t a very good idea, as I didn’t like all those genres and didn’t read as much. The genres I didn’t read from were mythopoeia, famous detectives, and science. I also read a book from other two genres I’m not keen on, like science fiction and horror. So, I’m a bit apprehensive to set up specific genres, because now I pick books I’d like to read, and managed to read a few science books too.
Although I did decide not to pick specific genres, I did decide to add three books to my reading challenge. In the 40 before 40 list I’ve made, I did mention I should read 3 books I didn’t actually want to read. When I wrote that, I was thinking of Russian classic books. Those sort of books that I already know the names of, but not something I’d pick from the bookshelves. That is because I do prefer light fiction books, regency novels that are not too demanding. But I should start crossing off things from that list, thus, me setting up these three books in the reading challenge:
Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
Did you set up any reading challenges?