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As a college student I do a lot of reading, but it’s mostly textbooks, PowerPoints, and other school-related articles. With graduation coming up in a few months, I am very much looking forward to being done with school so that I can enjoy reading for leisure again. However, there’s no reason why I can’t start reading now…I have the free time, I just need some motivation.
My bus ride to and from campus each day is about 45 minutes. I usually listen to music, read blogs, and waste that time on social media…not the best use of time. I recently found out that our local library AND state library each offer a free eBook database so I’m going to give that a try. This way, I can use those 45 minutes to read a book and get lost in another world…one of my favorite things about books and movies!
I came across Popsugar’s 2015 Reading Challenge last week and thought it was a genius idea! The goal is to read 50 books but branch out to other authors and genres that you wouldn’t normally reach for. I will be updating this list as the year continues, including my ratings for each. If you’re a Goodreads member, feel free to follow or friend me to keep up with my progress.
1) A book with more than 500 pages
2) A classic romance
3) A book that became a movie
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (4 stars) Buy the book
4) A book published this year
5) A book with a number in the title
50 Shades of Grey by E.L. James (4 stars) Buy the book
6) A book written by someone under 30
7) A book with non-human characters
Animal Farm by George Orwell (2 stars) Buy the book
11) A book with a one-word title
14) A nonfiction book
15) A popular author’s first book
17) A book a friend recommended
18) A Pulitzer Prize-winning book
19) A book based on a true story
20) A book at the bottom of your to-read list
21) A book your Mom loves
23) A book more than 100 years old
24) A book based entirely on it’s cover
25) A book you were supposed to read in school but didn’t
26) A memoir
Yes Please by Amy Poehler (3 stars) Buy the book
29) A book set somewhere you’ve always wanted to visit
31) A book with bad reviews
33) A book from your childhood
34) A book with a love triangle
35) A book set in the future
37) A book with a color in the title
39) A book with magic
40) A graphic novel
42) A book you own but have never read
44) A book that was originally written in a different language
45) A book set during Christmas
46) A book written by an author with your same initials
47) A play
48) A banned book
49) A book based on or turned into a TV show
What books have you read recently and loved?
Are you participating in this challenge?