Happy Friday! As I mentioned in my last book wrap-up my goal this year is to read 50 books. I also plan on reading 1 classic/modern classic a month. I also found this super fun 'book challenge' that was posted here, on POPSUGAR. While I don't think it's 'The Ultimate Reading Challenge' as they tout it to be, I think it will be really fun to keep my reading interesting. I wrote out all the 50 challenges so I can keep track as I go. I'm sure many of the books that I read will encompass a few of the challenges so I'll keep a list of all the boxes ticked for each book I read.
Some of them will take a bit more thought to accomplish like 'read a book published the year that you were born' or 'read a book with bad reviews' I want to choose those wisely.
The data fiend in me is excited about keeping all of this in a spreadsheet.
Another change I'm making, is instead of doing monthly wrap-ups, I am going to do them weekly. It will be easier to talk about books right after I finish them and I won't end up with posts a mile long. So here's what I read this week! I finished The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss. It's the first book in the Kingkiller Chronicle Trilogy. This book was amazing and there were so many wonderful quotes! It's 722 pages and I didn't want it to end. The POV is both third person and first person. The story is third person in the present but then seamlessly shifts into the main character, Kvothe, telling his tale in first person. It's highly character driven and I grew so attached to many of the side characters because they feel so real. This first book focuses on his adolescence, growing up in a magical world. He's the son of traveling entertainers, so music and acting are discussed often in interesting ways. It's the type of book that I didn't want to put down. It made me laugh and it made me cry! I love when that happens! It was a great way to start my reading year.
So let's see what boxes I can check off my challenge list!
√ 1. Book with more that 500 pages
√ 15. Popular author's first book
√ 38. Book that makes you cry
√ 41. Book by a new to you author
Not too bad for one book!
Do you have any reading goals this year? Have you ever tried a 'reading challenge' before? Let me know in the comments!
Happy reading! xx