Reading Challenge 2014

It hit me when I sat down to write about Reading Challenge 2014. I launched the Reading Challenges on a whim. Seven Years ago.

I wrote the first reading challenge introduction with no idea where it was going or what I wanted from it. It was just so much fun that I wanted to keep doing it! So, here we are. Seven years later, it’s still been fun. 

It has been a fairly quiet last couple of years. I know that’s due to my own short comings as the Reading Challenge leader, and the changing face of the blogging community. In spite of spotty posts and a chaotic season of life that hasn’t made it easy to do all the things I wanted to do with this idea, I still get a lot of enjoyment out of reading and sharing about books on my blog.

This year, with an infant and growing a business, I know I’ve got to keep it simple if I want it to succeed. I hope to post monthly updates. I hope to review more books than I did last year.  I hope to read lots and lots of books to Charlotte. And I hope some of you will still want to jump in and join me.

If so,  by now you probably know the drill. Set yourself a personal reading goal. Challenge  yourself a little. Pick good books. Read them. Share about them. Learn from them. And as always, whatever you read, love doing it.

My personal reading goal is going to be 12 books. I’m setting it low and hoping that I’ll get to next December and impress myself by the fact that I’m several books beyond 12. But if not, 12 is a pretty nice little number, right? And this year, I have a book worm to grow, too. So I have no doubt there’ll be plenty of stories about little trains that could and spotted dogs to be read over and over again.charbooks

If you want to read more about the Annual Reading Challenge, you can get all sorts of info and read most of the past years’ worth of reviews and posts by visiting this page.

So what do you think: are you up for the Challenge this year?

Here’s to lots of good books in 2014!



  1. Jaclynn says

    I was terrible this last year with reading, but I am going to try for one a month, including e-books, which are sometimes more do-able for me. :)

  2. Samantha says

    I like your new photo! You have glasses now?
    I hope to join the reading challenge this year. I only read 6 last year but they were excellent and very memorable books. :)

    • says

      I got glasses in January of last year. I don’t wear them as much as I should because the prescription is not quite right. I won’t go back to the same office because the Dr was not very appropriate and made me super uncomfortable! But I know I should. My distance vision is not very good these days. :)

      I hope you can join in, too!! :) I only read 9 last year, but some of them were really, really good.

      • Samantha says

        That’s too bad about the doctor not being appropriate etc…!! =/ That’s always an uncomfortable situation when things like that happen; I wouldn’t go back either. Sorry to hear that your distance vision isn’t very good. Although you look cute with glasses :)

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