Corey’s Year of Purposeful Reading Update: Q1

March 26, 2015 at 6:56 am Leave a comment


In 2015, I decided to be more thoughtful and intentional with my reading choices by signing up for two Reading Challenges, one from Popsugar and one from Book Riot. Since I’m just wrapping up the first quarter of the year, I thought I’d touch base and see how I’m doing.

  • A mystery or thriller (Popsugar): The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith
  • A book set in a different country (Popsugar): Enrique’s Journey by Sonia Nazario
  • A nonfiction book (Popsugar): A Circle of Sisters by Judith Flanders
  • A book a friend recommended (Popsugar) / A romance novel (Book Riot): Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire (recommended by Brittany)
  • A book you can finish in a day (Popsugar): The Culture Clash
  • A book with a color in the title (Popsugar) / A book written by a person whose gender is different from your own (Book Riot): The Devil in the White City by Eric Larsen
  • A book with magic (Popsugar) / A book published this year (Book Riot): A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab
  • A book by an author you’ve never read before (Popsugar): The Beekeeper’s Apprentice by Laurie King
  • A book originally written in a different language (Popsugar) / A book published by an indie press (Book Riot): The Museum Vault by Marc-Antoine Mathieu
  • A book set during Christmas (Popsugar): The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith

So far, so good. I’ve been making good progress, but neither of the challenges have noticeably changed my reading habits. I’m still mostly slotting whatever I’m reading into the categories provided, but I hope as the year goes on, I’ll do more scrambling to top off the harder, more unusual categories.

How is your year of reading going?


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