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”

noun

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:

noun

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

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Awaken by Katie Kacvinsky

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The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

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The Burn Journals by Brent Runyon

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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!

    Shannon
    http://www.irunreadteach.wordpress.com

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

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