Monday, January 12, 2015

26 BOOKS IN 2015

"She reads book as one would breathe air, to fill up and live."
Annie Dillard

I love books. 
My oldest memories are of afternoons spent in the public library picking book to bring home. Every week. Then changing library because I somehow had gone through most of the books in the other one. Then finally being old enough to move on to the adult section of the library, which sort of was the best day ever for little me. Then I grew up and there was movies and TV shows and going out and magazines and so on. I still read though. The magic is still there. It just takes more work sometimes. 

In 2015 I want to make more time for books and stories. And isn't a challenge the best way to do it? The one on Erin's blog (Bringing Up Burns) is just the best. 26 prompts. 26 books. I'm in. 


a book you own but haven’t read
a book that was made into a movie
: Matilda
a book you pick solely because of the cover: The Book of lost things

a book your friend loves
: Eleanor & Park
a book published this year :  A Darker shade of magic

a book by an author you’ve never read before: All Souls trilogy
a book by an author you love : Tiny Beautiful things
a book at the bottom of your “to-read” pile
: The Goldfinch
a book with a color in the title 
a book set somewhere you’ve always wanted to visit: Etta and Otto and Russell and James

a book you started but never finished

a book with a lion. a witch. or a wardrobe
: Stardust
a book with a female heroine: The Handmaid's Tale 
a book set in the summer
: We Were Liars
a book of poems

a book you learned about because of this challenge: The Rosie Project 
a book that will make you smarter
: The Dirty Life
a book you were supposed to read in school. but didn’t: 1984

a book “everyone” but you has read: Fangirl

a book with a great first line: The Night Circus 
a book with pictures: The Bad Beginning

a book from the library

a book you loved ... read it again!!
 Le mec de la tombe d'à côté
a book that is more than 10 years old: A Wizard of Earthsea
a book based on a true story: A walk in the woods

So, who's in?

Note: I will still be doing my seasonal book reviews here on the blog, but will frequently update this page with links to the books as I read them. Check out the link on my sidebar for quick access :) 


  1. Oh this looks like such fun! What a fantastic way of guiding your reading choices through the coming year. I can't wait to see what books you read.
    (And if I'm feeling very brave, maybe I might join in too...?!!!)

    1. that'd be awesome!! I'm thinking of maybe adding a widget so you can all share links to your book posts this way we can all inspire each other!

  2. Love this! I don't read ver often so I set a goal to read at least one book a month this year. I will have to come back and check out your book reviews! Happy reading!

  3. This is an inspired idea! I love the prompts too: very thoughtful.

  4. Ooh, this looks like such fun! Although it will be a challenge, I might give it a go... I always want to read more but never seem to be able to carve out the time.

    1. I mostly read at night, I'll usually turn of the TV/screens after 10.30pm and then just read until my eyes can't take it anymore. I also usually read in the train/bus