I love reading challenges. I read a huge amount as a kid, but then gave up on books for a few years. It was the Goodreads 52 Book Challenge that got me into reading again. I like them because they aren’t a competition, you don’t get a prize at the end. I’m challenging myself to read more and if I fail the challenge its no big deal.
So when I came across Popsugar’s 2015 Reading Challenge I thought it would be a good way to make myself read a more varied selection. But as I looked closer at the list I realised that I had nearly completed it in 2014. Of course I didn’t manage to read every book it asked for. Whats the point in buying a book set at Christmas because then you can only read it at Christmas. Also the “read a book with a non-human character” one totally depends on if you would classify a zombie as non-human. But overall I managed to complete it.
I know this sort of reading challenge might really help someone if they tend to only read one genre. But the way I see it is its a challenge, so I should be challenging myself to do something I don’t normally do. Its not really a challenge if I complete it totally without trying.
So I will not be doing Popsugar’s 2015 Reading Challenge and will instead be picking books to read the way I have always picked books. Which is pick stuff I think sounds interesting.