2018 Reading Challenge
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I love to read and I love when I find a really good book. Like so good, I stay up until two in the morning swiping as fast as I can to find out what happens next. I’m talking better than a good Netflix binge watch good. My problem is that not only do I have to make time for myself to read, I also like to make time to research the books I choose to read. I really love finding the perfect book.
Each year I’m envious of the people I see posting about their 52 book reading challenge. Even a 24 book reading challenge sounds overwhelming to me. These goals sound too big for my life and schedule right now. However, I can set a goal that will be challenging for me. My goal: 12 books in one year. My promise to myself is to read one book a month. To my readers, my promise is to come back here each month and sum up my thoughts on the book for you.
How It Works
I picked 12 book prompts. Then I researched tons of books that have gotten great reviews, interest me and will help me grow this year. With a little upfront work (finding the books that I want to read) and making a list, I’ll be all set to handle one book per month (and hopefully more). Check out my list of book prompts below and create your own challenge. Or skip the research and use my list!
My 2018 Reading List: One Great Book a Month!
I used my book prompts to help get the creative juices flowing. Too often I get side tracked when trying to choose a book or I get discouraged by “Top 10” literary fiction type books. I took some time researching and reading the reviews on the following 12 books.
Pro Tip: Don’t forget to use your local library, you don’t need to buy every book you read!
A translated book: Silence: In the Age of Noise by Erling Kagge and Becky L. Crook
A book you read in high school: Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
A book that will be a movie soon: Bell Canto by Ann Patchett
A free book on Amazon Prime: Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur
A book on personal finance: You Are a Badass at Making Money: Master the Mindset of Wealth by Jen Sincero
A “beach read”: Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
A book that makes you laugh:Wait What by James E. Ryan
A book on leadership: Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity by Kim Scott
If you liked my book recommendations, click the following link to get a free copy of my Reading Challenge filled out for you!