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Book challenge in 2015?

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MyGhostIsFlummoxed Sun 30-Nov-14 08:22:11

Anyone interested? I spend far too much time faffing about on my phone rather than reading & I need a bit of a push to get back into it.

Anyone care to join me?

MorelliOrRanger Sun 30-Nov-14 09:14:52

Hi, I am part of a book club, we read one book a month. Our next one is Red Joan by Jennie Rooney. I'm not sure its my cup of tea but we'll see.

I'd be interested. What kind of things do you like to read?

OftheTwilighttheDarkness Sun 30-Nov-14 09:35:55

I'll join in. My tastes are pretty eclectic but I am not keen on historical fiction. I do prefer 'genre' fiction to 'literary'. I also like to read a fair amount of non- fiction.

Southeastdweller Sun 30-Nov-14 12:06:28

I felt the same as you this time last year so I joined the 50 Books for 2014 group and my motivation for reading books and putting down my phone has improved hugely. There'll be a new thread for 2015 in a few weeks time and all new posters are welcome smile

Yes, I'll be on the new 2015 thread. I've been a bit slow this year - normally read at least a 150 per year, but I discovered Twitter this year and have wasted too much time on there, as well as having been ill a lot too. I'll probably have managed 135 by the time New Year's Eve arrives, and next year I am going to try for 150 and stop dithering around online so much.

ShanghaiDiva Sun 30-Nov-14 13:39:28

I will be doing the 2015 challenge too. I seldom post on the current challenge thread, but have enjoyed a lot of the books reviewed/recommended on there. Currently on number 86 and want to get to 90 by the end of the year.

DuchessofMalfi Sun 30-Nov-14 15:17:36

I'll be there too smile. Aiming for around 100 books in 2015, and also keeping track on Goodreads with their annual book challenge.

CoteDAzur Sun 30-Nov-14 16:14:49

50 Book Challenge threads are great. I read 51 books in 2013 and actually decided to read less this year and focus more on work, but ended up reading more instead - I'm on book #59 now grin

NannyPhlegm Sun 30-Nov-14 18:47:41

I lurk on the 50 book challenge thread for the awesome recommendations. I have discovered some of my favourite books of the year via tat thread, I would never have found them otherwise. I intend to join the 2015 thread, but I'm not very good at posting regularly.

minsmum Sun 30-Nov-14 18:52:58

I will be joining the 2015 thread. I had a very good January this year then real life got in the way. I think I did make the 50 but only just

MyGhostIsFlummoxed Sun 30-Nov-14 19:11:31

I will keep an eye out for the 2015 thread-I honestly can't remember the last time I read a book hmm

Jonks1972 Mon 01-Dec-14 17:51:58

I joined the 2014 50 book read which made me keep a note of how many books I read, I'm up to 197,ill definitely join this yearssmile

SallySwann Tue 02-Dec-14 15:30:03

Love to join. Read 49 so far this year!

Ellisisland Tue 02-Dec-14 20:50:51

Count me in. Followed the 2014 threads and got some good recommendations off there. Also just joined GoodReads to keep track of books I have read as kept getting ones out of the library and then realising I had read on my kindle or vice versa !

Cherrypi Wed 03-Dec-14 10:12:53

I'll join too. However with DS2 due January will be aiming low this year. Maybe 20?

CandyLoo Wed 03-Dec-14 20:43:25

I'd like to join, I've been following the 50 book thread for the last couple of years and my 'to read' list has grown considerably! 50 is quite ambitious for me but will give it a go, if I read 30 I'll be happy.

CardiffUniversityNetballTeam Wed 03-Dec-14 20:46:22

I fell off the 50 book thread this year. Life got in the way and by September I'd only read about 25 books and realised I wasn't going to get close to 50.
I fully intend to re-focus myself for 2015 and manage at least 50. smile

whippetwoman Thu 04-Dec-14 09:33:54

I will also join on the new thread. This year has been great, 72 books so far and I have loved reading recommendations and reviews on the current 2014 thread. Next year I aim to read 100 (moved house this year which got in the way for a few months).

MyGhostIsFlummoxed Thu 04-Dec-14 10:07:05

I would just be happy to read a book a month! And discover some new authors.

tumbletumble Fri 05-Dec-14 07:16:54

Another fan of the 50 book challenge thread here smile

Ryslady Sat 06-Dec-14 07:43:10

I will be looking out for the Jan thread as I love to read but could do with some inspiration.
cherry....I am due my second child in Jan too! grin grin

Ellisisland Sat 06-Dec-14 13:06:44

Am also due DC2 in jan so not sure if I will make it to 50 but having a kindle helps with the reading one handed so we will see !

Cherrypi Sat 06-Dec-14 18:48:07

Ooh congratulations Rhys and Ellis. Kindle is so much easier for reading and feeding especially the lit ones for night time.

Ryslady Sat 06-Dec-14 20:41:50

I have a kindle but the original one. It's still going strong unfortunately as would really like a paperwhite but can't justify buying one when mine is still working smile

fuzzpig Sat 06-Dec-14 20:52:56

I think I'd like to join the 50 book challenge smile I work in a library so there's always heaps of stuff I want to read!

I have tried keeping track on goodreads but it just didn't 'work' for me IYSWIM so will give the thread a try smile

I'm reading a non-fiction ATM so that's going much slower but determined to finish by new year.

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