April Reading Goals

I looked at my calendar this morning and HOLY SPIMOLY it’s March 29th already.  I’ve always been a fan of creating monthly goals and challenges for myself.  Thirty days seems to be a manageable amount of time; not too long so that I don’t become bored, but an ample length that allows me to diddle around for a week, getting my sea legs together without feeling a time crunch.  I was thinking about how my blog focus has changed in the past few days, and I want to maintain my monthly challenges, but the concept of a reading challenge seems wrong to me.  I love to read; it’s not a challenge or a struggle.  The difficult part is finding enough time and titles to keep me happy.

Thesaurus results for “Challenge”


1 he accepted the challenge: dare, provocation; summons.

2 a challenge to his leadership: test, questioning, dispute, stand, opposition,confrontation.

3 it was proving quite a challenge: problem, difficult task, test, trial.

While I like the concept of being dared because reading can be so emotionally adventurousI don’t know that it’s appropriate.  If I look that word up in the thesaurus, I get:


she accepted the dare: challenge, provocation, goad; gauntlet, invitation.

INVITATION! What a fitting label!

April Book Invitation

So what shall I invite myself to read for the month of April?  I am going to challenge myself to simply read.  I have quite a few books that have been neglected on my iPad, and there’s no time like the present to begin reading them.  They were purchased for a reason, so before I add anything new, I shall begin a “Spring Cleaning” if you will.

April’s Novel Spring Cleaning List

The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein


Awaken by Katie Kacvinsky


The Book Thief by Markus Zusak


The Burn Journals by Brent Runyon



4 thoughts on “April Reading Goals

  1. I already had Awaken on my TBR (which is pretty much meaningless since I can’t go in ANY order because I think I now have ADD from teaching!). The Burn Journals sounds like something I could just eat up so I added it to goodreads(under read now which might translate into read within the next 5 years!).

    I’ve already read The Book Thief. I gave it 4 out of 5 stars. Death being personified took me awhile to catch on (I’m slow like that sometimes), but by golly I eventually got it. 🙂

    Happy Spring Cleaning Reading!


  2. Pingback: The Book Thief Review | Forever Within the Numbered Pages

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