Evening all! I’m a bit late to the party but it’s finally time I made a decision about my reading goals for 2019.
You’re probably bored of reading this but I’m expecting my first baby in March which I know will keep me busy, but I’m hoping I’ll still find time to read. Especially on nighttime feeds (thank god for my kindle which is backlit)
After reading another post on the blog ”A book. A thought.’ I’ve decided to join the PopSugar reading challenge of 2019. I’ve never been involved in one like this before. Click here to read more about it. Thanks for the suggestion ☺️
Each year I do take part in the goodreads challenge & for the first time in about 5 years I didn’t hit my target of 40 books. Oh the shame! This year I’ve gone for a humble 35. (My PB being 60 a few years back) What have you gone for this year? Any mums out there that balance parenting with reading well? Please let me know how you do it & any tips you have!
I find challenges do push me further & encourage me even when I’m stuck on a very tough book. I really struggle with putting a book down without finishing it even when I don’t like it. Is anyone else the same? Admittedly I have given up once or twice, which was definitely for my sanity. BUT a rare occasion! Films on the other hand, I’ll happily switch off if I’m not enjoying it. Ha.
So yes, pretty stubborn but I rarely find a book isn’t worth finishing & even if it was a tough read, I love the feeling I get when I’ve finished!!
Below is a snapshot of what books I’ll be attempting to read in 2019.
📸: Screenshot of the PopSugar Challenge
I love that it doesn’t tell you what books to read, but a prompt of how to pick your next book. As I’ve already started a book this month I won’t be going from top to bottom on the list, however saying that…I need to decide if I can get the book I’m reading to fit one of the categories above haha.
Currently I’m reading ‘Times Convert’ by Deborah Harkness. Click here to read more about the book. What category do you think I can fit it into?
It could probably fall into the following:
- A book told from multiple POVs
- A book featuring an extinct or imaginary creature
- A book with a two word title
I could probably squeeze it into a few more categories, but three is enough! Is it cheating that I don’t decide how & wait if to see if I could find other books that fit in each category.
My vote is on yes. I think I’m going to go with the second one… extinct or imaginary creature. It has vampires, witches & demons so seems fitting! Has anyone read it before? Let me know what you think of it! If not, have you at least read The Discovery of Witches which is the first in the series?! I love it as much as Harry Potter so I’m hoping to find a few like minded readers out there.
I hope this post finds you all well & ready for the week ahead!
Thanks for stopping by & well done if you made it to the end of my daily rambling ☺️