As a person who currently has too many unread books on her shelf, I was trying to find a fun way to make myself at least start reading some of those books. Often enough, I’ll find that just getting started on something will be what gets me to finish it too (my dishes could tell you all kinds of stories).
So, what is a reader supposed to do to kick themselves into reading mode? Easy! Pick up any given number of books off your shelves and read the first chapter in each of them. Once you’ve read them all, you get to decide which books you want to actually continue reading because they grabbed your attention right away.
And no one says that you can’t read the other books at a later date – that’s absolutely something you could and should do!
When I was starting about how I could make this little challenge more interactive, I figured I’d give the people following me on Twitter the option to vote for the book they thought I should read. After the voting period was over, I would pick the top 3 voted for books for this challenge.
Books Up For Voting
I’ve mentioned before how I want to read Red Rising, so I figured I would include it in my line up. And of course I still haven’t read The Book Thief so that went on the list too – I mean, I got about halfway through at some point, it’s time I start and finish it! And Will Grayson, Will Grayson which is relatively new to my unread books but I figured I’ll add it too. Up next we also have:
At this point, I can’t even tell you guys how long The Girl At Midnight has been on my shelves. I feel like I got it not too long after its release and now the entire trilogy is finished. I also put two Sarah Dessen books up and Out Of The Easy which keeps grabbing my attention but then I pick up something else instead.
What You Guys Chose
Now, after everyone on Twitter had placed their votes, I was left with these three books having the most votes
The Book Thief got the most votes and I have to say, I expected it would. Actually, I figured all three of these books would be the top 3 and I’m super excited that they ended up winning!
What Happens Next?
Now that I have the three books you guys thought I should give a try, I’ll read about 30-ish pages of each of them and then decide which one I want to actually read in its entirety. I’ll be updating you guys on either Twitter or Instagram (or maybe both, I don’t know yet) so you guys should absolutely follow me over there!
I kind of want to build more of an interactive platform for myself and I figured this might be a good way to start – plus, who doesn’t love to talk about books on all the platforms, right???
Plus, I’ve been working really hard on keeping my Instagram a lot more active and it’s been so much fun, so you guys should follow me over there anyway. 😉 I mean, look at what you’re missing out on
And just so you guys know, that’s pretty much what you can expect to see on my Instagram from now on: fun bookish aesthetics and book pictures featuring too long captions because would it even be my Instagram if it didn’t have long captions???
So yes, if you want to stay updated on how this challenge is going, please check out my Twitter and Instagram pages and follow me over there!
How about you guys? Have you done this challenge before and how did it work out for you? Or are you curious and want to do it yourself someday too?
Have you read any of the three books I will be giving a shot and what did you think of them? Do you agree with Twitter’s verdict of crowning The Book Thief the #1 book I should read? Let me know in the comments below! 🙂
And make sure you use the links down below to follow me on my other social media channels so you don’t miss out on any of my updates as I do this challenge! 😉