To immerse myself back into the world of reading, I needed something both motivating and engaging to start my journey. Thankfully, late last year I was introduced to the yearly Goodreads reading challenge by my wonderful friend Bex!
And so, my New Years resolution is to read a grand total of 25 books. Seeing as this estimates to around one book a fortnight I am hoping this will successfully submerge myself into the hobby I used to adore – and still do! This blog is also to help me with this goal as here I will be reviewing every book I read as part of the challenge. Here is a picture to give you a preview of the 25 books I am planning to read this year:
The books piled on the left are ones that I have not ventured into before, including a few of the classics, and some I have been meaning to read for quite a while! Therefore I will most definitely be reading all of these this year.
The two series featured on the right pile – The Hunger Games trilogy and the Harry Potter series – are ones that I have read before but a fair while ago; these franchises are two of my absolute favourites, and so I have included these as extra motivation! Whilst I am certain I would like to re-read The Hunger Games, I am still unsure about Harry Potter due to the extreme length of some of the books. It may end up that I read only a few this year and replace the latter books with some shorter ones – after all, I included the 7 Chronicles of Narnia books as light-relief to make way for some chunkier reads…but we shall see!
You can keep up-to-date with my reading challenge on this blog through my review posts, the first of which will be coming fairly soon as I have nearly finished reading Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D.H. Lawrence. I also have a few of Goodreads’ widgets in my sidebar which display: what I’m currently reading, what I’ve read, and my progress in the reading challenge so far, so that can give you a quick overview if you’re ever curious or new to the blog!
I hope you will take pleasure in reading my posts as much as I know I am going to enjoy creating them! I cannot explain how excited I am to immerse myself back into something I have completely and utterly loved since childhood, and I can’t wait to share my journey with you all.