Wednesday, May 8, 2013

My Own Reading Challenge

Remember that reading challenge I "signed up" for?

Yeah. That didn't happen.

I had good intentions and had even selected several books to read. However, I was the genius who decided to participate in the challenge in the middle of a semester. I know better now.

I'm not participating in this specific challenge anymore - but don't get me wrong, there are some awesome titles on the list that are worth reading (the ones I read were great). Instead, now that I have three glorious months off from school, I am going to be working through my to-read list that is probably longer than... well, it's pretty long.

My library system's catalog has an option where you can log in to your account and create lists. Often times when I'm working the circulation desk and a book passes through that looks interesting or a patron recommends something, I add it to my account's "To Read" list. I also have a nice stack of books I own that I really should read. I'm not lacking for reading material. My "To Read" list on my library account had 84 books on it. After evaluating the list, I managed to remove 14 books that just didn't sound good to me right now. I'm not editing the books I already have at home because there aren't too many, and I'm telling myself that the books I have there are there for a reason.

So, for the next three months, my intention is to make progress on the list and the stack. I'm not setting a specific number because that doesn't work for me. I just want to make progress by August 1.

What are you reading right now?


  1. I am currently reading The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown. I feel like the general public has a love/hate relationship with Dan Brown, but I like his books. They're fun, and I learn a little something.

    1. That's one of the books sitting on my to-read shelf. I like his books, too. I find the subject matter pretty fascinating... and smart enough to understand that it's fiction.