I have been seeing people do reading challenges. They set up a number of books to read each year and see how much they can finish before the year ends. I found it a little silly, because if you want to read, you will make time and no challenge or list should dictate it.
I realize that I scoff that this idea because I can easily finish the books that I get. However, while sorting through my books during the latter part of 2012, I found many books that I have yet to read. I’ve finished reading the fiction and young adult fiction books that I have, but I’ve never actually managed to finish the non-fiction and non-romance books. Some of them I’ve started reading but never really got to continue as something more “interesting” would catch my reading attention.
As a challenge to myself this year, I will list down these unread books and finish reading them. As of this writing it’s not even a complete list, but I aim to do around 50. But I will read them, and I will finish them and most of all, enjoy the journey.
Oh, and I should write about them.
List of books to read this 2013: I will add more as they come along.
- Julia and Julie – Julie Powell
- Will Write For Food – Dianna Jacob
- The Happiness Project – Gretchen Rubin
- Life Without Limbs – Nick Vujicic
- Comfort Me With Apples – Ruth Reichl
- The Tough Guide to Fantasyland: The Essential Guide to Fantasy Travel – Diana Wynne Jones
- The Postcard Killers: James Patterson & Liza Marklund
- Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares – Rachel Cohn & David Levithan
- Good Omens – Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett
- Life of Pi – Yann Martel
- Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell
- The Girl Who Leapt Through Time – Yasutaka Tsutsui
- The Start-Up You – Reid Hoffmann (it was a gift from my aunt)
- A History of the Philippines: From Indios Bravos to Filipinos – Luis H. Francia
PS: The first BTT question for this year is all about your reading resolutions. I guess this post kinda fits. 🙂