I’m finally ready to attempt this. I’ve watched the booktube community share their experiences and found them highly enjoyable. I want to try and participate this year to decrease my unread books sitting pretty on my shelves. The event begins on July 24th and lasts until July 30th.
I want to try and read one book per challenge. I’m pretty sure that a few of my selections could meet more than one challenge. We’ll see if I can stick with it though. I do have nephews that demand most of my time when they visit so I’m not sure how far I’ll get. I also work on the 29th and 30th so I’m going to do my best to finish all of them that Friday.
I do not have an exact reading plan so I need to decide which book I want to tackle first (if I want to finish all seven).
This year’s reading challenges:
1. Read a book with a person on the cover.
For my pick I going to try Luminaries by Eleanor Catton. I got this from BookOutlet last year and have not touched it since then. I do not remember what the book is about, but I do remember that the chapters lengths get shorter and shorter as the story progresses.
2. Read a hyped book.
I’m not certain how certain how recent the hyped book should be but I’m planning on reading The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini. At the time of the book’s release I was in high school and everyone loved the book. My Spanish teacher, brother, and sister recommended the book to me after they read it. I want to finally read it.
3. Finish a book in one day.
Ever since I restarted my reading in 2016 I find myself wanting to read in one day. So I do not find this challenge very difficult but I hope that Landline by Rainbow Rowell makes it worthwhile.
4. Read about a character that is very different from you.
It has been a long time since I read a Cornelia Funke book. I’m actually quite nervous reading her books as an adult because I do not want to destroy any bond I have with her other books. Her books are very dear to me. I wonder what Reckless will bring me.
5. Finish a book completely outdoors.
I do not like being outdoors very much, but I do have nephews that love being being outside. I guess I can read Parasyte by Iwaki, Hitoshi while I supervise them. I got a copy of this manga from a previous Lootcrate purchase. I haven’t picked it up because I’m not sure how receptive I will be once I read it. This should be a quick read.
6. Read a book you bought because of the cover.
Would it count if I mainly bought the book because it was on sale? I purchased All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders as an e-book off of Barnes&Noble when it was $2.99. Such a steal! I find the cover to be very unique and there is just something appealing about it that I cannot explain. Maybe its the font. Or the layout. Or the colors. From what I can remember from the synopsis I think this book is science fiction since there is artificial intelligence. I sort of don’t want to look at the synopsis again though because they influence my reading journey too much.
7. Read seven books.
While looking through my bookshelf I had a difficult time choosing this final book. I was going to choose Ancilary Justice by Ann Lecke but I didn’t want to feel rushed when reading it. So I decided chose The Vengekeep Prophecies as my seventh book. All I remember of this book is that it is middle grade.