Soo lately I have been feeling very inspired to read. And not just my assigned books for class, because quite frankly, those books suck. I am feeling inspired to read books I want to read, books I enjoy reading, books I have never read before, books I have read many times before, and most importantly, books I want to share with you people of the internet. My freind Jessica and I have decided that starting in January we will begin a book club type challenge. I am calling mine “Lauren’s Really Awesome Book Club Challenge.” Catchy, I know.
What will happen is Jess and I will each make our own list of fifty books we wish to read starting in January. This will last until the following January. In case you are somewhat lacking in the brain cell area, that is one whole year. We will keep each other updated with these books which means I will most likely be blogging about them. These books can be any genre, anything we feel like reading. And we can add and change our lists whenever because its our list. Hooray!
Now because I am awesome, I have set up some rules for myself.
Rule #1: I can not include the Twilight series because I just read them three times in a row. I need to stretch out a bit.
Rule #2: I can not include any school assigned book. This means any book I am assigned while in college. I can however, go back and read some books assigned in high school. Which I plan to do.
Rule #3: (I’m regretting this rule already) but I can not read Hamlet. I have read that so many times and I am actually going to be reading it in my Shakespeare class this semester, so I shouldn’t really count it even though it is my favorite Shakespeare play. I want to try and read those I haven’t before.
Rules #4-7 have already been mentioned: Challenge will last one year, must be fifty books, must keep each other updated, and the book list can change.
On to my book list. So far I have only written down ten books to read because I got this idea about thirty minutes ago and started my list about eight minutes ago. I wrote down books as they came to me, so books by the same author will be listed together, though I may not read them in that particular order. Anywho, my list as of now:
1. Looking for Alaska- John Green
2. An Abundunce of Katherines- John Green
3. Paper Towns- John Green
4. Lord of the Flies- William Golding
5. The Great Gatsby- F. Scott Fitzgerald
6. 1984- George Orwell
7. Animal Farm- George Orwell
8. The Gun Seller- Hugh Laurie
9. Paper Soldiers- Hugh Laurie
10. Twelfth Night- William Shakespeare
11-18. The Harry Potter series- JK Rowling
So that concludes my list as of right now. I encourage any of you readers to do the same. This is a fun challenge!!! What I need from you are suggestions of good books you have read that may or may not be widely known. If you want to send your book list to me, my email is broadwaylvr88@ yahoo.com. Or you can put a comment in the comment section. And if you want to tell me a brief description of the book that would rock, but please no spoilers. I’m excited about The Gun Seller because I have attempted to read this about ten times but always got distracted. Now I have a reason to.
Hooray for books!!