I am terrible at reading books I am told to read, I dropped English Literature at A-Level because I hated my teacher telling me what to read and forcing me to do it in a set amount of time. My boyfriend has been asking me to read a certain book series for almost 3 years now so that he will finally have someone to discuss them with, my best friend also pressures me into reading books and I pressure myself with my neverending TBR! I purposely swerve around the books I’ve been asked to read and read others…
For example- my boyfriend asked me to read the Mistborn Trilogy by Brandon Sanderson, I started the first book, The Final Empire, on holiday in Alsace in August 2018. I got a third of the way through before our holiday ended and I didn’t pick it up until 3 weeks ago. I restarted a third of the way through and gave myself the end goal of finishing it in a week, so I could proceed onto the second book and give myself a goal of two weeks and then the third with the goal of two weeks, aiming to complete the series before I start my Masters in September. This did not go to plan. I ended up putting it down and listening to the Red Queen by Victora Aveyard on audiobook while playing the Sims 4.
So because of this, I have decided to set myself a small goal for the rest of 2019 with the idea to finish 4 more books physically and to listen to an audiobook. This may seem like a small amount, however, I am starting my Masters in September and don’t want to overwork myself (especially if I will be working part-time in aims to save up for a deposit for a house).
I think the best way for me to go about this challenge is to read between 50 and 75 pages a night. I think 50-75 pages is a lot kinder than a 100 and allows me to factor in studying and working. I was inspired by BooksandLala on Youtube who read 116 pages every day for a month (link to the video below).
The 4 books I will be reading are:
- The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson
Read Already: 205
- The Well of Ascension by Brandon Sanderson
The Hero of Ages by Brandon Sanderson
Room by Emma Donoghue
I also plan on utilizing Audiobooks with Audible a little bit more, I recently read Red Queen by Victoia Aveyard and really enjoyed the narrator’s voice so I will continue onto the second book in the series, Glass Sword.
Time: 14 hours and 39 minutes
Total Challenge Pages to Read: 2403
Total Days to Read: 33-49
Days Left in 2019: 131
Book Links on Goodreads:
The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson- https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6547258-the-final-empire
The Well of Ascension by Brandon Sanderson- https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6547260-the-well-of-ascension
The Hero of Ages by Brandon Sanderson- https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2767793-the-hero-of-ages
Room by Emma Donoghue – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31685789-room?ac=1&from_search=true
Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard- https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23174274-glass-sword?from_search=true
BooksandLala reading 116 pages every day for a month