I don’t know about you, but I have about a meeellion books on my TBR (To Be Read) shelf. How can I not? New and interesting books are constantly being released. If that’s not enough, I belong to several book groups, and the people there are always talking about… books. (I know, weird, right?)
“Recently finished Schafer’s most excellent Shattered Sigil’s trilogy, it’s a great character-driven fantasy tale, with wondrous landscapes…”
“About 50% through Morning Star (by Pierce Brown) and it’s been totally rocking my world!”
“I am reading The Way of Kings (The Stormlight Archive, #1) by Brandon Sanderson. This will be my first five star rating in 2016. This book is fantastic!”
Those are just a few comments picked up from chatter on the Fantasy Book Club forum on Goodreads. How can I not add those books to my list?? (I don’t have to add Sanderson’s; it’s sitting on my shelf, mocking me even as I type this.)
I love reading…
I do love reading! But somehow I haven’t been reading much in the last several years, and that had to change. Immediately! In an effort to read even more, I’ve joined a couple of challenges:
- The Goodreads “2016 Reading Challenge”
- The Fantasy Book Club’s “A–Z Challenge” (also on Goodreads)
- The featured books offered on the Fantasy Sci-Fi Network site for Epic Geeking Out With Authors.
For the first on the list I originally committed to a modest 20 books, but two things happened. First, I joined the A–Z challenge. There are 26 letters in the alphabet! And I read so much in January (and had so much fun doing it!) that I bumped my commitment up by six whole books.
Living dangerously, right?
But, hey! I’m eight books ahead of schedule, and it’s only mid-February and I’m inordinately proud of myself, not to mention totally psyched about being immersed in all those lovely words, plots, descriptions, characters, stakes, humor, angst…
It’s a Challenge!
I’d love for you to join me in my literary abandon, so I’m going to issue a challenge. And a prize! Here’s what you need to do:
- Join the Goodreads “2016 Reading Challenge”
- Create a challenge of not less than one book per month (for a total of 12 which, technically, you could read in entirely in December if you want!)
- “Friend” me on Goodreads (or send me a link to your profile)
- Link me up to your challenge page in the comments below
- Complete your challenge
At the end of the year, those who finish their TBR challenges will be entered in a drawing for my upcoming book, The Sharpness of the Knife. (Working title!) Easy-peasy, right?
Ready! Set! Go!
…And be sure to share this page with your reader friends! The more the merrier! The more entries I get, the more prizes I can add!
P.S. You are more than welcome to comment as well with the book you’re reading and what you think of it!