I love books. I love the smell of books, the feel of books and … ok, the look of books on my iPad. I admit, I’m odd, I like the way the shelves look with all the books I’ve read. Each one is a trip into a completely different world. The problem is that…. the worlds are not that different.
As a child, I read anything and everything I could get my hands on. Thanks to my father who was an avid reader just like me. We had all types of choices… politics, history, fantasy, romance (I didn’t like those then and don’t like them now)….. But the fact is that I was not picky about what I read. As I got older I developed a taste for non-fiction and it’s rare the book that I pick up that is fiction. I tend to read mostly history, biographies, business related books, financial… etc. Then are the self-help books, how hasn’t read those?
I think it’s time to expand my horizons. I am close to finishing Mademoiselle Chanel and was going through Goodreads looking for my next book to have it waiting on my bookshelf when I came across this 12 Books, 12 Months, 12 Different Categories, challenge and I thought this would be perfect for me. I know I don’t have 12 months anymore but …. who cares. Even if I only do 11 months 11 books, 11 different categories; at least it’s more variety than I’m used to.
I will keep you posted on my progress and in the meantime, if you want to take the challenge with me, here are the categories. Let’s get started.
-A book published this year
-A book you can finish in a day
-A book you’ve been meaning to read
-A book recommended by local librarian or bookseller
-A book you should have read in school
-A book chosen fr you by someone you know (spouse, partner, sibling, child, or BFF)
-A book published before you were born
-A book that was banned at some point
-A book you previously abandoned
-A book you own but have never read
-A book that intimidates you
-A book you’ve already read at least once
Let me know how you do.
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