The last two years I’ve really enjoyed reading challenges. I think they really help me to get out of my comfort zone (sometimes) and even better yet I may read something that has been sitting here collecting dust on my shelves or on NetGalley! So, here’s the few for 2014…
I hate, hate, hate to admit it but I’m so addicted to Netgalley. That place is like the devil or chocolate… something like that! Needless to say I definitely have my fair share of books on Netgalley that need to be read like yesterday…
I’d like to say that I can do two a month … that would be a fantastic goal! On with the challenge!
This sounds like way too much fun! And something that will coincide with my Rory Gilmore challenge! I’m going to stick with that and do classics. They are definitely out of my normal genres and I am really hoping that I’ll be able to do one a month so I’m going for a total of 12 which is the second tier.
Although I’m going to do this Jan 9th to Jan 9th 2015 so it’s truly my birthday to my birthday challenge!
Ok, honestly I love this button so I had to stop and look at the challenge. Yes, just like judging a book by its cover, I have judged this challenge by its button. But it is soooo worth it! I’m very excited about this one because it’s not just about reading x number of books. It looks like a ton of fun!
1. Visit The Country: Read a book that has setting in a country that you really want to visit in real life. Make sure the setting has a big role in the book and it can make you know a little bit more about your dream destination.
2. Cover Lust: Pick a book from your shelf that you bought because you fell in love with the cover. Is the content as good as the cover?
3. Blame it on Bloggers: Read a book because you’ve read the sparkling reviews from other bloggers. Don’t forget to mention the blogger’s names too!
4. Bargain All The Way: Ever buying a book because it’s so cheap you don’t really care about the content? Now it’s time to open the book and find out whether it’s really worth your cents.
5. (Not So) Fresh From the Oven: Do you remember you bought/got a new released book last year but never had a chance to read it? Dig it from your pile and bring back the 2013.
6. First Letter’s Rule: Read a book which title begins with the same letter as your name (for me, Astrid means A, and I can read anything that started with the letter A). Remember: Articles like “a”, “an” or “the” doesn’t count
7. Once Upon a Time: Choose a book that’s been published for the first time before you were born (not necessarily has to be a classic book, just something a little bit older than you is okay. You can read the most recent edition if you want to)
8. Chunky Brick: Take a deep breath, and read a book that has more than 500 pages. Yep, the one that you’ve always been afraid of!
9. Favorite Author: You like their books, but there are too many titles. This is your chance, choose a book that’s been written by your fave author but you haven’t got time to read it before.
10. It’s Been There Forever: Pick up a book that has been there on your shelf for more than a year, clean up the dust and start to read it now
11. Movies vs Books: You’ve seen the movie adaptation (or planned to see it soon) but never had time to read the book. It’s time to read it now, so you can compare the book vs the movie.
12. Freebies Time: What’s the LAST free book you’ve got? Whether it’s from giveaway, a birthday gift or a surprise from someone special, don’t hold back any longer. Open the book and start reading it now
13. Not My Cup of Tea: Reach out to a genre that you’ve never tried (or probably just disliked) before. Whether it’s a romance, horror or non fiction, maybe you will find a hidden gem!
14. Walking Down The Memory Lane: Ever had a book that you loved so much as a kid? Or a book that you wish you could read when you were just a child? Grab it now and prepare for a wonderful journey to the past Comic books or graphic novels are allowed!
Horror Reading Challenge:
Much like the classics that I’m trying to get to this year, I definitely do not read enough horror! The difference between classics and horror is that I love, love, LOVE reading horror. There is just something about it that I really enjoy. But sadly I have not been reading my fair share since I started blogging two years ago. I’ve still read a few paranormal but romance and contemporary romance at that, has been the biggest genre… SO! I’m very excited to be a part of this challenge this year and hope to get two in each month!
Horror Hound is definitely what I’m shooting for!
Last year I did the entire scorecard and I’m hoping to do a blackout again this year!! It is something like 73 books total!
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