After I posted my Writing Resolutions a couple of weeks ago, Robin sent me a link to her blog where she’s hosting the Read 52 Books in 52 Weeks Challenge. It looks like an amazing way to commit to more reading, though I’m sceptical… will I really manage the 52 books this year? Hum… I mean, technically speaking, I’m already three weeks behind.
But the group looks like really good fun and it just really appeals to me. There’s also something called the Dusty Mini-challenge, where “you should limit buying new books for 1 – 4 months and/or read 4 or more books that have been gathering dust on your shelves prior to 2018.” This is a challenge (and frankly just good advice) which I intend to follow!
If you’re looking for a kick start to your reading this year, you should go check out Robin’s site at Read 52 Books in 52 Weeks Challenge. Here are the rules:
- The challenge will run from January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018.
- Our book weeks begin on Sunday.
- Participants may join at any time.
- All books are acceptable including comic books and graphic novels.
- All forms of books are acceptable including e-books, audio books, etc.
- Re-reads are acceptable as long as they are read after January 1, 2018.
- Books may overlap other challenges.
- Create an entry post linking to this blog.
- Sign up with Mr. Linky in the “I’m participating post”
- You don’t need a blog to participate. Post your weekly book in the comments section of each weekly post.
- Mr. Linky will be added to the bottom of the weekly post to link to reviews of your most current reads.
I probably won’t be posting a review of every book I read this year. I’m sure you all wouldn’t appreciate your inboxes being flooded! But I’ll keep a list going of what I’ve read. And from now on, any review I post will also be rated, which I haven’t been doing so far.
I’ll be rating on a scale of 1-5 which will break down like this:
5 – Absolutely adored it! It’s going to be a book I return to again and again.
4 – I liked it and I’ll definitely re-read it in the future.
3 – I liked it, but I probably wouldn’t read it again.
2 – There were parts that I liked, but that’s it.
1 – Not for me.
I have a lot of books I want to get through this year, so I hope you’ll be joining me for them!
Books read so far in 2018:
- The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde – 3 Stars – review here
- The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson – 4 Stars – review here
- Unquiet Spirits by Bonnie MacBird – 4 Stars
- Twisted Ones by Scott Cawthon, Kira Breed–Wrisley – 2 Stars
- Gods Behaving Badly by Marie Philips – 2 Stars
- Great Gatsby by Scott Fitzgerald – 3 Stars
- Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte – 5 Stars
- Closed Casket by Sophie Hannah – 3 Stars
- William Shakespeare’s Star Wars by Ian Doescher – 5 Stars – review here
- The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett – 3 Stars
- The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler – 4 Stars
- Farewell, My Lovely by Raymond Chandler – 4 Stars