Friday, 10 April 2015

2015 Reading Challenge

Okay, I know I'm REALLY late to this party, considering it's already (somehow) April. But I'm hoping you'll take pity on me seen as how I only entered the big wide world of blogging recently!

One thing I've seen quite a bit of is reading challenges. There's the Goodreads one, which challenges you on how many books you read in the year, but then I saw the Popsugar 2015 Reading Challenge through reading one of my favourite blogs, Jenny in Neverland who regularly posts about the books she's read while doing this challenge.

I liked the sound of this one as it encourages you to come out of your comfort zone and read things that you usually wouldn't. I think it introduce me to new genres and authors that I will hopefully really like!

Seen as it's already a quarter through the year, I am going to backdate BUT no cheating for me - I'm only going to include any books I've read since 1st January 2015. From now on, I'll post any books I read for the challenge too to keep you updated as well as logging my progress.

I've completed the following so far: 

  • A book published this year - The Year of Taking Chances, Lucy Diamond 
  • A funny book - His Other Life, Beth Thomas 
  • A book by a female author - Ivy Lane, Cathy Bramley 
  • A mystery or thriller - I Let You Go, Clare Mackintosh 
  • A book from an author you love that you haven't read yet - The Time of My Life, Cecila Ahern
  • A book based entirely on its cover - A Seaside Affair, Fern Britton 
  • A book you can finish in a day- The Lie, C.L Taylor
  • A book by an author you've never read before - The Day We Disappeared - Lucy Robinson 
To be honest, these ones were a dream to complete- they didn't take me out of my comfort zone too much and I've enjoyed each and everyone. Most of the ones left are going to be more of a challenge for me - some take me out of my preferred genre, but, it wouldn't be a challenge without those more difficult options, and I'm actually looking forward to trying some new authors, genres and books. I'll keep you posted! 

Have you taken part in a challenge this year? how are you doing with it? 

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