Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Happy New Year! 2017 Reading Resolutions

I hope you were able to spend the holidays with people you love! Today is all about Reading Resolutions and Challenges! I'll be talking with other librarians on our podcast (click here for more) about these and more this week! In addition to my Goodreads Goal of reading 100 books, I'm also going to try to write a review about every book I read, and I'm participating in our library reading challenge! 

This year our library staff is participating in a reading challenge, encouraging each other to read widely and share what we're reading. This is the first of many conversation starters in a "Reading Revolution", a concerted effort to champion literacy and make talking about books and reading a priority in our community. Because reading is cool.

The challenge is pretty easy.  Pick a book - any book - that fits into one of the categories listed below.  Challenge yourself to select titles outside of your reading comfort zone.  Explore new genres, new authors, and new formats. 

So here is our reading challenge for 2017. Feel free to jump in and participate with us! You can also find the challenge at the top of my page under "Reading Challenge" which I'll keep updated with what I've completed, or on the library website here!

2017 Greenwood Public Library Reading Challenge   
  • A book you own but have never read
  • A teen book
  • A book you haven't read since high school
  • A book set in Indiana
  • A book set in a historical time period
  • A New York Time's bestseller
  • A book that's becoming a movie this year
  • A book set in the Middle East
  • A book written by a celebrity
  • A book at least 100 years old
  • A children’s book
  • A graphic novel
  • A book recommended by a family member
  • A book recommended by a co-worker
  • A book that is published in 2017
  • A book that takes place during summer
  • A book that’s been on your TBR list for 3+ years
  • A biography or autobiography
  • A book you like just because of the cover
  • A genre you don’t normally read
Good luck in all of your reading endeavors, and have a Happy 2017!

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