It's the 2018 Reading Challenge!

Jan. 02. 2018

Happy 2018!! It's a new year and the season to make resolutions and promises to ourselves (that we most likely won’t keep after the first month! 😉While we're making resolutions, why don't we add one more to our list -- to read a certain number or types of books this year?

If you've never read a certain genre before, perhaps this is the year to try something new and read a different genre, - maybe a mystery or sci-fi book, a religious or historical romance... something different from your norm.

Maybe you’re someone who reads a few books in a year, or you’re one who can barely finish one… whatever your past reading habits may have been, why don’t you consider committing to reading 1 book a month for the year 2018? It’s certainly doable, and I'm about to get on that commitment wagon!

I'm committing to reading 12 books this year (excluding books I accept for review), and will include books in genres I normally wouldn't read.

Okay, okay, more like 10 books, if I'm being honest. I’ll admit it can be a tad challenging trying to keep up with a reading list when you've got hundreds of review requests to consider and books waiting to be read. I've got a few books in my To Read list that I'd love to jump on though, so this is my opportunity to make it happen. I used to be able to read at least 5-6 books a month; now I'm ready to get back on that reading treadmill and work my way through this challenge.

Why don't you join me in my run? Let's do this together in 2018 -- roughly 1 book a month, minimum of 10 for the whole year. I’ll gladly share with you my list of 10 books I've chosen to read (in no particular order), and I promise to give a brief 200-word review after completing each. Of course, you don't have to read from my list if you don’t want to; feel free to insert your choice of books for your own challenge.

Here's to a fruitful and healthy reading life in 2018!
  1. Anansi Boys, by Neil Gaiman (Fantasy)
  2. Tomorrow Died Yesterday, by Chiemeka Garricks (Literary Fiction)
  3. Rich Woman, by Kim Kiyosaki (Self Help, Non-Fiction)
  4. The Silent Wife, by Kerry Fisher (Mystery)
  5. Little Fires Everywhere, by Celeste Ng (Literary Fiction)
  6. Diary of A Young Girl, by Anne Frank (History, Non-Fiction)
  7. Vision, by Tom King & Gabriel Walta (Graphic Literature, Fiction)
  8. Eyes of Silver, Eyes of Gold, by Ellen O'Connell (Historical Romance)
  9. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding, by John Locke (Philosophy, Non-Fiction)
  10. Becoming Naomi Leon, by Pam Munoz Ryan (Y/A)

Swap list below -- if, for any reason, I'm unable to finish any of the books above. You should create a 'swap' list too!
  1. How to Win Friends and Influence People, by Dale Carnegie (Self Help, Non-Fiction)
  2. Where'd You Go, Bernadette, by Maria Semple (Literary Fiction)
  3. A Case for Faith: A Journalist Investigates the Toughest Objections to Christianity, by Lee Strobel (Christian Nonfiction)
  4. The One I Trust, by L.N. Cronk (Christian Fiction)
  5. Vanishing Girls, by Lauren Oliver (General Fiction)
  6. Dear Ijeawele, Or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Literary Nonfiction)