I Want To Grow as a Reader

I love Young-Adult novels. I gobble them up with a satisfied burp (aka a review) and I jump into the next one. I find that the more I read, the more I desire to read. When I take a break, even for a day, I find it hard to start back up. Is it only me?

I have been on a couple of month break from reading and my heart-strings are pulling towards the literal pile of books on my living room floor. We are over half way through the year, which means that I am looking at all of my failed reading challenges that I promised myself that I would for the fifth year in a row, but still haven’t. It’s a problem. In my self-reflection, I’ve found that I read a lot, and I mean a lot Young Adult novels and little else. I’ve never read and Austen or a Bronte sisters’ classic, I’ve never read a western, or a mystery, or really any book that is outside of the YA genre. And I don’t like that.

I want to read more classics! I want to read a textbook outside of classroom because it’s so much easier to learn without being anxious about deadlines. I want to read non-fiction books, I want to join a book club!

I want to grow as a reader.

So in my growing, I am currently creating the Bookish Tea Dribbles 100 Book Challenge. I am going to challenge myself to read 100 books in 365 days, starting September 1st, 2017. I’m starting September 1st because life is too short to wait until January. Seize the moment! But I’m not that crazy, so I will be starting at the beginning of a month.

100 books in 365 days, equals 9 books a month, which look like 2 books a week (or one book every 3 days). I’m excited while also feeling like I am signing up to kill myself. But mostly excited haha.

I was going to wait until closer to the actual start date or when I have more information about what I actually want to do with this challenge, but I am so excited about it.

Each month I want to release 9 reading prompts that I am hoping some my fellow readers will feel inspired by and will want to join me!

Take this poll and/or let me know in comments what you think, and if you might want to join! Also, keep your eyes peeled for more posts on the BTD 100 Book Challenge.

 

See Ya Book Nerds!

Rebekah J.

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