As you may, or may not know, I love reading. Always have, always will. I've always had a "What I'm Reading" box in the right hand side bar of my blog, which I try to keep updated. Whether anyone notices or gives a hoot is another story but it reminds me to pick up a book if I am lagging, and sometimes it was shameful how infrequently it needed updated throughout 2011.
Now that I have my beloved Kindle, which my fantastic boyfriend got me for Christmas, it should, technically, be much easier for me to read more this year. I have already downloaded some books, and have started the New Year off with Jane Eyre, which I haven't read since I did GCSE English, and I certainly didn't appreciate or enjoy it back then.
So I have created a new Reading Challenge page at the top of my blog, where I will have lists of books... a list of what is currently on my Kindle, books that I would like to read, and any other book related list that takes my fancy! I can add to it, tick books off as I go along, and so keep track of my progress. Perhaps I will do a monthly round up of what I read. I dunno, I'm easy, let's see where this goes...
I have an overall aim to read, if possible, 60 BOOKS this year... that is a slightly scary number, as it is more than one a week, but as Sophie said, aim high, shoot low! If I hit 50 I will still be pleased. I have also joined Goodreads, where I can rate and review books as I go along too.
So, there we have it! I will start my list here, but for future updates, check out the Reading Challenge page...
Books on my Kindle...
Jane Eyre - Charlotte Brontë (currently reading)
Always Looking Up - Michael J. Fox
Dead Simple - Peter James
Drowning Rose - Marika Cobbold
The Forgotten Garden - Kate Morton
A Life for A Life (Parish & Richards 1) - Tim Ellis
The Wages of Sin (Parish & Richards 2) - Tim Ellis
The Flesh is Weak (Parish & Richards 3) - Tim Ellis
The Shadow of Death (Parish & Richards 4) - Tim Ellis
Oh, and don't forget to let me know of any good books or recommendations you might have! :)