I set myself a challenge at the start of the year; I love reading but hardly read any books last year because I got into the habit of only reading a couple of pages each night before I fell asleep.
It took me months to finish one book and with a ‘to read’ pile that was getting bigger every week, thanks to working on the book section at the charity shop, I knew I had to make more of an effort to find the time to read.
I still read at night, it’s how I get myself to sleep but I now bring my book downstairs with me in the mornings and read while I’m eating breakfast.
I keep it by me so that whenever I get some free time, it’s there and I can settle down and read a chapter
I set myself a reading challenge on Goodreads to read one book a month this year and I’m already on book number 9! I should have set my goal to 40, not 12!
Here’s what I’ve read so far:
Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight
Date Started – January 2nd, 2016
Date Finished – January 29th
Lady Of Hay by Barbara Erskine
Date Started – January 29th
Date Finished – February 21st
Call The Midwife by Jennifer Worth
Date Started – February 22nd
Date Finished – March 4th
The Mistletoe Bride & Other Stories by Kate Mosse
Date Started – March 4th
Date Finished – March 12th
13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher
Date Started – March 12th
Date Finished – March 18th
The Ghosts Of Sleath by James Herbert
Date Started – March 18th
Date Finished – March 28th
Welcome To Rosie Hopkins Sweetshop Of Dreams by Jenny Colgan
Date Started – March 28th
Date Finished – April 7th
Little Face by Sophie Hannah
Date Started – April 8th
Date Finished – April 15th
Awakenings by S.J.Bolton
Date Started – April 15th
I’ve nearly finished Awakenings, in fact, it will be definitely be finished this morning, which will make it the fastest book I’ve read so far this year 🙂
Next on the list is Agatha Raisin and the quiche of death by M.C. Beaton. The first 20 books of the series were donated to the charity shop this week so I’ve bought the first one and put the others to one side. I was going to buy them all but figured it would be best to read the first one and see if I like it before spending £20 and ending up with a series I won’t carry on reading!
Edit April 25th – I finished Agatha Raisin and I love it so I’ll be buying the other 19 books 🙂