At the very outset I would like to wish everyone a very happy new year! I wish that your life is filled with happiness, love, good health and lots of new adventures! 🙂
For me, 2015 flew by, literally; I experienced various ups and downs, travelled to new places, tasted some new food for the first time and learnt many a new and important life lessons. I do not do New Year resolutions but focus on living one day at a time but at the same time I always try to push myself a little bit out of my comfort zone and do something new.
The only regret I have for 2015 is in regards to the number of books I could read this year. Towards the second half of the year, I got quite slow and I could read only 28 books out of the 30 books I challenged myself in the Goodreads Reading Challenge. However, I did read some amazing books. Anyhow, this year I am again challenging myself to read 30 books; the number is not quite big since like last year my focus is to read some great books which have been in my to-read list since forever and some others which are of not the genres I generally prefer to read. So, along with the Goodreads Challenge, 2015, I am also joining the 2016 Monthly Motif Reading Challenge. I read about the latter in the blog THE GREEDY READER and the very idea of reading a book every month belonging to a different genre was quite interesting and challenging for me. And hence, I have decided to join in the fun. 🙂
Here are the month-wise themes for 2016 Monthly Motif Reading Challenge –
JANUARY- Who Dunnit?
Crack the case and solve the mystery with your first book of the year.
FEBRUARY- New Releases
Read a book released in the last year.
MARCH- Take a Trip
Time Travel or read a book set in a country different than where you live
APRIL- Best of the Best
Read a book that has won recognition or a literary award
MAY- Story of Survival
Make it out alive, beat the odds, save yourself stories. Try thinking beyond the typical wilderness survival. Surviving high school? Surviving a family road trip? Yep- those count too! PS. Dystopians would work great in this motif too.
JUNE- Girlxoxo Recommends
We’ve read a lot of great books. Check out our archives and pick one of our recommendations off our book lists.
Hilarious memoirs, silly chick lit, comedic scifi. Pick a book that is guaranteed to make you laugh out loud.
AUGUST- Genre Jumble
Read from a genre that you don’t normally read from
SEPTEMBER- Steampunk, Science Fiction, and Fantasy
Pretty self explanatory and loads of great books to pick from in this motif.
OCTOBER- Things That Go Bump in The Night
Cozy mystery ghost stories, paranormal creeptastic, murder mystery- it’s up to you!
NOVEMBER- Fiction Takes A Break
It’s all about Nonfiction November this month!
DEC- That’s a Wrap
Finish a series you’ve been meaning to finish or read the next book in a series you started but never finished.
So, guys wish me luck! 🙂
What are the things you have challenged yourself for 2016? Did you make any new resolutions? How is 2016 treating you so far? Do share in the comments section below! 🙂