My Goodreads Reading Challenge 2023
At the beginning of 2023 I’ve set myself the challenge of reading 120 books. Can I do it? I’m a fast reader and i think I can! The Mathematician thinks I do nothing except blogging and reading!
I’m in two bookclubs – a local group where we meet each month in person with a book supplied from the local library and a small online group which meets over Zoom every few weeks.
In our online group we’ve been reading the Classics – Bronte sisters & Jane Austen, slowly in pre-arranged chunks, and incorporating a cooking session after we finish each book. It’s such a great way of reading and dissecting a book, we all love it. We’re moving onto other classics in 2023.
As a group we also started a monthly blogging challenge in 2021, What’s on your Bookshelf, and encourage others to join in to share their love of books.
- Sand Talk: How Indigenous Thinking Can Save the World – Tyson Yunkaporta – Audible 4*
- Home Before Night – JP Pomare Audible (on a road trip) 3*
- Nights of Rain and Stars – Maeve Binchy paperback (gift for Christmas) 4*
- The Little Wartime Library – Kate Thompson Library book – 5*
- The Tea Gardens – Fiona McIntosh – paperback 4*
- The Janus Stone – Elly Griffiths Ruth Galloway #2 – library book
I have included links to Goodreads on each of these titles, so if you want more information on what the book is about, click the title and away you go! I read a wide range….just saying!
Please note I’m fairly strict with what I give 5 stars to, so you can be assured that these are my favourites.
My Rating Code:
- 1* did not finish/terrible
- 2* OK
- 3* enjoyable
- 4* really good
- 5* excellent
Let’s see how many I get up to this year! I don’t set any rules or follow any plans, I just read what I feel like, what friends have recommended and what takes my eye. I rarely start a book and not finish it, but it does happen sometimes!
Are you on Goodreads? – you can join me 🙂
What did I read in 2022?
I read 138 books last year and had set my goal as 100 books! I did well 🙂
You can find my reading lists for these years by clicking on the links below:
I’d love to hear what you’re reading too. And any recommendations are always welcome 🙂
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