My Crush on Literature

My first crush started in elementary school.  The first day Scholastic came to our school for a “Book Fair” was the day I fell enamored in words.  Walking through the classroom turned book fair was like walking through a candy store.   So many choices…I wanted them all.   At the time, I was hooked on the Sleepover Friends series by Susan Sanders.  I’m sure any 80’s baby could relate.  I read every last book!  That’s when I knew,  I had a thing for reading & books.  That thing, that crush on literature, that love for words, never faltered.

This year, I decided to re-ignite my passion & do something I’ve never done.  I’ve always thought about doing it, but never actually brought it into fruition.  I’m going to do a reading challenge.  I want to challenge myself to read as many books as possible.  I want to read the plethora of books I have at home and never read.  I want to challenge myself to get out of my reading comfort zone and experience other categories of books.  I want to read an Autobiography.  I want to read books on the “banned books” list. With that being said, here is my challenge for 2016:

  1. A Pulitzer Prize Winner – To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  2. Banned book – The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
  3. A book I bought and still haven’t read
  4. A movie I like & haven’t read the book
  5. A genre I’ve never read
  6. A book many people have read, except me
  7. A friend’s favorite book
  8. A book published in 2016The Obsession by Nora Roberts {04/27 – 6/09}
  9. A classic from the 21st Century
  10. An Autobiography
  11. A book I haven’t read since high school
  12. A book from my childhood
  13. A NY Times Best Seller
  14. A book becoming a movie this year or turned into a movie last year
  15. A book recommended by a stranger
  16. A Self-Improvement Book
  17. A memoir
  18. A book from Oprah’s Book Club
  19. A book with a protagonist who has my occupation
  20. A murder mystery – So far I’ve read two (both free on iTunes) –  Death by Honeymoon, by Jaden Skye {03/08 – 03/17}  & The Forgotten Girls by Alexa Steele {03/17 – 03/22}
  21. A non-fiction book on something I’ve always wanted to know
  22. Trilogy – The World of Alpha Trilogy: Alpha, {03/22 – 03/31} Beta, {03/31 – 04/19} & Omega {04/19 – 04/26} by Jasinda Wilder.  Just when I thought this was going to a typical millionaire falls in love with broke girl love story…I realized, I was so mistaken.

I will update my progress as I go – BOLD will mean it’s completed.

Quick question – How do you prefer reading books?  electronic or physical book?   Me, I like the physical book.  Although, I’ve accustomed myself to the convenience of buying books on my iPad.

xo

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