Reading Challenge!


Whilst searching through Pinterest on one of my little Pinterest adventures, I found a reading challenge created by Modern Mrs Darcy. My eating disorder really sapped my concentration and brain power and it wasn’t until the latter part of my inpatient stay that I managed to get back into a good book. Even at that point ti took me a long time to read and retain any information, I’ve just completed a novel in 10 days though so I’m hoping I’ve got my speed back a bit too.
So here are my choices:

  1. A book you’ve been meaning to readWild: A Journey from Lost to Found by Cheryl Strayed complete
  2. A book published this yearBefore I Go To Sleep by S J Watson (technically last year but I decided to start last year so I’m cheating)
  3. A book in a genre you don’t typically read- The Double Helix by James D Watson
  4. A book from your childhoodThe Magician’s Nephew by C.S Lewis
  5. A book your Mum loves– she gave me two to read- The Shipping News by Annie Proulx and Fried Green Tomatoes At The Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg
  6. A book originally written in a different languageIf This Is a Man / The Truce by Primo Levi (originally written in German and borrowed from my lovely sister)
  7. A book everyone has read but you- this was hard to pick but I opted for The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick (not everyone has read it but quite a few people I know have and have also seen the film!)- completed
  8. A book you chose because of the coverThe Miniaturist by Jessie Burton
  9. A book by your favorite author– kind of a bit sneaky as I adore Maya Angelou but have never read one of her books… So it felt a necessarily- I chose And Still I Rise
  10. A book recommended by someone with great tasteThe Shock of the Fall by Nathan Filer which was recommended to be during my inpatient admission by one of the lovely ladies I was with- Review
  11. A book you should have read in high schoolDeath of a Salesman by Arthur Miller we covered bits of it in drama and went to see the play. I found it really moving and that it really touched a nerve, I’ve never actually read it the whole way through
  12. A book that’s currently on the bestseller list- Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

I’ll be reviewing these books as I read them and will try and be clever and link across from reviews to this list and back again!

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2 thoughts on “Reading Challenge!

  1. i love this idea. i have struggled with reading since my Aunt died in March. i am going to to do the same challenge.i hope my selections are as good as yours. thank you for bringing this to my attention. best wishes and happiness to you and yours!

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    • Thank you so much ❤ I'd love to hear some of your selection, I have an ongoing list of awesome books to read! Happy reading, perhaps try some really light hearted easy reads to get you back into it. For me, something like the Narnia chronicles is perfect as it gets your gripped but it's easy to read. Love, strength and best wishes x

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