Hey y'all! Happy Saturday! And happy first blog post under the 'Books' tab! I figured it would be best to keep all of these in one place, since we are talking about a year-long endeavor here!
So, if you are not aware, PopSugar has created a Reading Challenge that has prompts to get you reading more widely and diversely. This is the first year that I am participating, and have decided to go the 'TBR Jar' route and letting fate choose which prompts I check off monthly!
I have included the Reading Challenge graphic here, and hope that you will join me! This is going to be so much fun! I cannot wait to recap this at the end of the year!
All ✨FIFTY✨ reading prompts have been lovingly written out, folded, and placed into the beautiful little vessel pictured below!
I will be pulling four prompts every month, with the exception of two months when I will be pulling five, in hopes of completing all fifty within 2020! I will not be doubling up on prompts: one prompt=one book!
More of a challenge within a challenge that way!
My husband helped to pull the first five prompts to get me started today & they are:
1. A Book with the Same Title as a Movie or TV Show, but is Unrated to it
2. A Book About a Book Club
3. A Book with a Great First Line
4. A Book with a Map
5. A Book Published in the 20th Century
I find it very fitting that the first prompt he pulled: A Book with the Same Title as a Movie or TV Show, but is Unrated to it, was in-fact the first book that I completed! And for that challenge I read The Lying Game by Ruth Ware. This is also (or was also) the name of a Reality Show...but of course it was. This book was absolutely fantastic, I gave it five stars, and it now sits as my favorite Ruth Ware. I was totally shocked by not only the premise, but of the arch of the characters, the weaving, how incredibly atmospheric it was, how invested in this friendship group I became, how utterly chilling parts of this were; I was completely gripped start to finish, I cried, y'all. Cried in a thriller. What?! Who even am I?! I could seriously gush about this for days, so I will just stop here.
This too is part of a very popular, and beloved, series. This is epic SFF (Science Fiction/Fantasy), taking place mostly on Mars, I believe. I am not completely certain, and am only a couple chapters into this one. I will report back.
I do plan to do semi-full reviews on each book I read this year. By semi, I mean that I won't include spoilers, and some may just include feelings, cheers, jeers, and a rating-some might be more in-depth, and that will all depend on the time I have the time I complete a book/challenge. I have been giving a sentence or two of thoughts on Goodreads as I marked books complete and give my star-rating. That was on my 2020 To Do List for my bookish content, and three books in, I am going strong! Whoop!