Reading Challenge 2012

UPDATED:

According to Random.org the winner of the $10 Amazon giftcard is commentor #1! Congratulations Wendy!!!
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I’m writing today to extend a challenge. But keep reading, this isn’t going to hurt.

We are halfway through our fourth year together as a book club. Some of you have been here from the beginning, some joined along the way, and others of you have yet to make your first appearance.

You’re the same today as you’ll be in five years except for the people you meet and the books you read.” -Charlie “Tremendous” Jones

The Challenge: Create a reading goal for your year.

See, that’s pretty simple, huh? It could be something as simple as reading four books this year or all twelve book club titles. It could be that you’d like to come to three book club discussions or maybe ten.

It doesn’t have to be a book club related, it could be a personal reading goal. Maybe you don’t call yourself a “reader” yet. Check out Audible.com and listen to books while you’re cleaning or exercising. Did you get a new iPad or Kindle for Christmas? Maybe you can try to read two books a month or what about 52 books in 52 weeks?

I’d like this challenge to be a way to encourage you, not to create stress.

Last year my goal was to read 30 books. I met that goal around October or so, I ended the year with 38! GoodReads.com is my favorite way to keep track of what I’ve read. A simple easy site, plus there’s a free app for my phone. If you join GoodReads, come find me (Sarah Ronk) and our book club (Broadened Horizons). It’s fun to look back at your year through book titles!

This year my goal is to read more biographies and fiction. It looks like my year won’t have as much free time as 2011, so I’m not making a numbered book goal. These two genres are ones I enjoy, but I just don’t get too very much.

Now, what do you say? Leave a comment and share your goal! One of you lucky lady will win a $10 Amazon giftcard! If you join (or are already a member of) GoodReads leave an another comment for an extra entry! (Sorry, this giveaway applies to local book club ladies only. You must be present at our Jan. 12, 2012 meeting to win. Contest ends Jan. 11th.)

Good luck and happy reading!!

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The Help
by Kathryn Stockett

January 12, 2012 @ 7:00pm
BRING A FRIEND MONTH
Paradise Bakery and Cafe

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24 thoughts on “Reading Challenge 2012

  1. I accept the challenge! I didn't set a numbered goal either, but I did make a reading list to make sure I don't end up too heavy in one particular category, and also to help motivate me to read some titles I've been meaning to get to for a long time. So far January has been a good month, I've had lots of time to read 🙂

  2. Love a good challenge. My reading goal for the year is 1) Read through the Bible in a year & not fizzle out half way. 2) To actually use Good Reafs (I am a member) this year to track my reading

  3. Im going to send some of my favorite books to people who I think will enjoy them (especially my niece and nephew). Giving more books to those I love to inspire a love of reading is my goal for this year!

  4. I plan on reading at least one book a month (and hopefully I'll get to a few more). I've been considering starting a Goodreads account. Sara's been working on me to do it for a while. 🙂

  5. I hope to read all of the book club books-already finished The Hiding Place and on to Emma. I know it is out of order but thanks to the Christmas party I have my copy of one and thanks to my move I found my copy of the other!I hope to read more but the book club list is my first goal.

  6. I hope to read all of the book club books-already finished The Hiding Place and on to Emma. I know it is out of order but thanks to the Christmas party I have my copy of one and thanks to my move I found my copy of the other!I hope to read more but the book club list is my first goal.

  7. My goal is to read through the Bible this year…first time ever! 🙂 Then, I want to read the 12 bookclub books (all TWELVE this year). And I have a list of about 50 other books to read. I've already finished two books this year, so I'm gonna set my goal at 20…that's almost two books a month!

  8. Fun challenge! My goal is to read two books a month. On track so far! Can't guarantee they will be book club books unfortunately since I'm pretty much reading up for necessity of my business and also because I'm just not a big fiction fan. Maybe my 2nd goal will be to change that once I get some necessary reads off my list 🙂

    • How did you do on your reading goals for the year?! Any new or different goals for 2013? I’m thinking with a baby on the way I’m going to lower my reading expectations 😛 But I’ve heard the Kindle app on my phone is helpful during feeding times! I guess I’ll have to wait and see!

  9. Pingback: A Recipe for the Perfect Book Club Christmas Party | Broadened Horizons Book Club

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