I had so much fun with this challenge last year that I’m doing it again! I only made it to 52 books last year. Go check out the 2015 Challenge. Pretty much the same format. I’ll update this list with books I read and how I read them. I challenge you to do the same! I know your asking… Why? What’s the point? If you didn’t know I have a bit of a reading habit and by bit….well, let’s say I’ve been in trouble before from buying too many books. I don’t go over budget with shoes, or such. Books are my weakness. They are my escape. I read every. single day. If I don’t read I’m grumpy. Anywho, back to the point… why?
1. I’ll get a wee bit smarter. Some of the books may be historical, some may be fiction, some may be horror, some may be for children or teens, and some may be well…..smut. However, I usually come upon a word that I don’t know. Either the definition or the pronunciation and I’ll look it up. While I don’t use many big words in conversation I like to have the knowledge of them. After all words are power.
2. I show my kids that reading is fundamental AND fun. My mom passed this love of reading on to me at an early age. She gave me lots of freedom. If I could read then I was allowed to read it. Lots of great conversations happened from reading books together. I’ve already passed this on to Gabriel who is 143. He’s read the Harry Potter series in its entirety over 7 times. Sometimes with me, sometimes at school, and sometimes just for fun. He also read his first Stephen King novel last year and we talked about it for hours after. It’s bonding time and it’s sharing a secret of a book. I highly encourage it and now I’m seeing my youngest (11) loving to read almost as much as we do.
3. I like to let my imagination roam. That may seem silly to you, but there is nothing like diving into an Epic series and getting lost. Conjuring up the authors words and seeing it like a movie playing in your head. They way you may be on Chapter 1 page 20 and look up at 2 in the morning and you just have 1 more chapter to go. It’s thrilling and you don’t even leave your house.
These challenges normally have rules, but I’m a bump the system kinda girl. If it’s a book it counts. Kindle, actual book, library book, even fanfiction if that’s what you like to read. (no judgements I promise) If you have a blog then blog your efforts. Post on social media if you want. I’ll be using the #100BookChallenge2016 as a hashtag. Some use Goodreads to count your books. Good Luck! Many pages to you and lets get this thing started!