Hey there! Today’s post is ‘The New Year’s Reading Challange’ – a big thanks to Sabrina from Notes From A Paper Plane Nomad for tagging me.5 I think its a great way to make sure I actually keep to my New Years reading resolutions for once…
- Link back to the original creator (The Corner of Laura) and link back to the challenge page or the original creator won’t get a notification.
- Thank whoever tagged you and link back to their post
- Tag 5 or more other people.
- Read books that fit the description. There are some recommendations in the original post to help you pick but you can read anything that fits the brief!
- The deadline for the challenge is six weeks after you were originally tagged (which, statistically, is the point when 80% of people give up their New Year’s Resolutions) e.g. if you were tagged in the original tag, the deadline is 12th February.
- Post a wrap-up when you’re done to show how you got on.
The Books I’m Thinking Of Reading
Usually with these challenges I end up just fitting my TBR pile around them instead of picking books to match the options oops, but I can’t wait to give this a go! Happy New Year 🙂
EXERCISE MORE: Book with 500 pages or more. Bonus challenge – read a book with 800 pages or more.
My version of From Blood and Ash by Jennifer L. Armentrout is 612 pages…
LEARN A NEW SKILL: Book from a genre you never usually read. Bonus challenge – book from a genre outside your comfort zone that was published in 2020/21
I just bought the Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, and whilst Adult Fantasy isn’t what I normally read but I’m SO excited to read it. The Starless Sea was brilliant and I have high expectations!
TRAVEL MORE: Book set in a foreign country (or even world!). Bonus challenge – book that was originally published in another language.
Right now, I’m reading The City Of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare. The most infuriating heroine, her questionnable brother and dodgy boyfriend are currently travelling via magical apartment around the world. Can you tell I’m loving it?
SAVE MONEY: Read a second-hand book or any book you didn’t pay full price for. Bonus challenge – read a library book.
Extremely recently, I opened a Netgalley account and have some ARCs in mind to read for this one (a sentence I’m pretty thrilled to say ha)
STOP PROCRASTINATING: Book that’s been on your TBR for over a year. Bonus challenge – the book at the very bottom of your TBR.
Ummm, I’d like to think that I’m a little more thorough than leaving a book on my shelf for a year – although I’ve come close in the past! Other than the Shadowhunters series that I’m trudging through currently, Crier’s War by Nina Varela has been on my shelf for a while (but it’s pretty so its all good).
SPEND TIME WITH FRIENDS: Read a book recommended by your IRL/online family or friends. Bonus challenge – read a book you wouldn’t have picked up otherwise.
Me and my friend have been looking to read You Should See Me In A Crown by Leah Johnson for…forever.
REDUCE STRESS: Read a happy book or anything that leaves a smile on your face. Bonus challenge – read a happy book about reducing stress/tackling mental health problems.
Two words: Love Creekwood (by Becky Albertalli. Okay five words).
FOCUS ON SELF CARE: Book where mental health is central. Bonus challenge – read a self-help book and try out one of the pieces of advice it gives. Let us know how it went in your wrap-up post!
I’m not one for self help books, but from what I’ve heard More Than We Can Tell by Brigid Kemmerer focuses on mental health. The first book, Letters to the Lost, did. It was also pretty good, so I’m looking forward to seeing how the charatcers develop further.
SCREW RESOLUTIONS, I QUIT!: Re-read an old favourite. Bonus challenge – re-read an entire series
I haven’t read the Maze Runner for something like two years… which really messes with my head. I remember really enjoying it and recently bought the newest book in the series so I’m going to reread the whole series. Because all I can remeber is a bunch of weiurd spiders and a dystopian future uncomfortably similar to 2020…
We’ll have to see how many of these I get through haha, but I’m excited to give it a go 🙂
Tagging (no pressure though!):
Check out these sites, not only are their posts good but they’re all lovely people 🙂
- Cherry Blossom Books
- A Bolt Out Of The Book
- The Sassy Library Fox
- Whispering Stories
- Read Em And Weep
- Meg’s Magicial Musings
- Wacky Words
That was the tag! Do you have any resolutions for this year, bookish or otherwise? Let me know in the comments 🙂