The last 3 days I’ve been as busy as a hibernating bear and loving it. Cozy afternoons at home with cookies, mugs of cocoa, melty snowman marshmallows, candles and reading have filled my cup. I happily rang in the new year in my stretchy pants. Although, it’s back to work today after the holiday weekend, I’m looking forward to a fresh new start. Beginning with a reading co-challenge:
Welcome dear bookworms! The lovely Julie at The Redolent Mermaid and I have teamed up to provide a 2018 reading challenge that you can sink your imagination into, one to prod along your reading goals and expand your novel horizons.
2. Adventure awaits! Choose a rather adventurous read.
3. The next one in a series, there is always another on to get to…
4. A purple hued tome, be it lilac, lavender or deep royal purple.
5. A memoir.
6. A story set in a forest or mountains, or depicting either on the cover.
7. An epistolary novel, told in letters or journal entries.
8. A collection of short stories.
9. Pick up one of those neglected TBR books you have lurking about. I know you do.
10. A story set in the Middle East or Asia.
11. Be extra naughty…. no… not that kind of book (well, unless you want)… read a banned book!
12. Art and literature, whether just a gorgeous cover or actual art is in the storyline.
13. A heart pounding thriller!
14. Non-fiction to tickle the brain cells.
15. A book from the library.
16. Historical fiction.
17. Get your microscope and pocket protector ready… a book dealing with some aspect of science.
18. A book with a bird, on the cover or in the plot.
19. A book with a child protagonist.
20. It’s about time this one happened: a book dealing with scent, fragrance or perfume.
21. Travelogue, a book taking place on a journey.
22. Re-trying that Hemingway, Steinbeck, or John D. MacDonald authored book.
23. An epic tale.
24. A sensual read.
25. A candle on the cover.
26. A book title that sounds like a cool name for a band.
27. A book that was gifted to you.
28. A book by a debuted author.
29. A story based on mythology: Greek, Roman, Norse, Egyptian… any.
30. Second-hand stories, a book picked up in a thrift shop.
Shooting for the stars with 30, after my failed challenge last year, I even joined the #unreadshelf project on social media for further inspiration to read through my personal stacks before acquiring more books. This will be a true challenge!
Julie and I do hope you will join us! Feel free to shoot for ticking off all 30 boxes or even just a few. Read a traditional book, an eBook or listen to audiobooks! If you join us in the challenge and post on social media, please use the hashtag #bookishjayandreadingmermaid so we can see what you are reading and cheer you on.