19 for ’19, part 3: Different Places, Different Stories

For the past two years, I have been doing reading challenges, set either by myself or by someone else, which allowed me to broaden the reading that I do. However, this year, I confessed that the unread books on my shelves were piling up so much that I wanted to get through some of them…

19 for ’19, part 2: Worlds in Conflict

For the past two years, I have been doing reading challenges, set either by myself or by someone else, which allowed me to broaden the reading that I do. However, this year, I confessed that the unread books on my shelves were piling up so much that I wanted to get through some of them…

19 for ’19, part 1: Tales from an Untouched Bookshelf

For the past two years, I have been doing reading challenges, set either by myself or by someone else, which allowed me to broaden the reading that I do.  However, this year, I confessed that the unread books on my shelves were piling up so much that I wanted to get through some of them…

19 for ’19: an Untouched Bookshelf (or several)

Happy new year!  As you might have seen in earlier posts, for the last couple of years I have been putting a bit more thought into what I read over the course of a year.  In 2017, I did (most of) a reading challenge that I had found on the internet; and in 2018, I…

18 for ’18, part 3: New Adventures

In January 2018, I wrote a post about a reading challenge I had set myself for 2018: to read 18 books (or other texts) that fitted into 18 categories. Unlike the challenge I did in 2017, these were categories which I set for myself: I set out to fill the gaps in my usual reading…

18 for ’18, part 2: Around the World, and Non-Fiction

In January 2018, I wrote a post about a reading challenge I had set myself for 2018: to read 18 books (or other texts) that fitted into 18 categories. Unlike the challenge I did in 2017, these were categories which I set for myself: I set out to fill the gaps in my usual reading…

18 for ’18

In 2017, I decided to take part in a Book Challenge that I found on Facebook. As you can read here, I didn’t manage every category on the list, and I would still like to finish it off in 2018; but I have also come up with my own Reading Challenge for the upcoming year….

2017 Book Challenge 

Towards the end of 2016, I came across this Book Challenge, created by Twitter user @belinda_missen, as it made its way around Facebook: I decided to have a go, thinking that it might get me reading more books from outside of my usual interests (heavily slanted towards travel writing). I decided that I wasn’t allowed…