My 23 Day Reading Challenge

On YouTube, people have been doing a 30 Day Reading Challenge. Ricquetta of Nerdintranslation came up with the challenge of reading 30 books in 30 days. Other people joined in, but as many were uncertain of their chances of finishing so many books in a month, they tweaked the challenge to read a certain amount of pages in a day, for example 150 or 200. The challenge started on June 17th and will run until July 16th.

I don’t post videos to YouTube, but after watching other people’s videos for a week I started thinking about the challenge. Perhaps I could just do it on my own to shorten my TBR pile of owned books. Of course, since one week had already passed me by, what was left was a 23 Day Reading Challenge.

I set myself a manageable target page count that would keep me reading every day for the next three weeks – a 100 pages a day. It might not sound like much, but since I’ve lately been in a reading slump and have picked up books only to not finish them, it seemed like the perfect target.

So, how have I been doing so far?

I just finished reading

Doll Bones
Doll Bones by Holly Black
I started reading this 244 page book on Monday and finished it on Tuesday.

I’m currently reading

A Dance with Dragons
A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin
I’m reading this book in between other reads. I had started it before the challenge, but during the challenge I’ve read 114 pages so far (100 pages today, one chapter yesterday).

What might be next

The Ocean at the End of the Lane
Either The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman or something else from my Summer TBR Pile

How is your summer reading going? Are you planning to take part in any read-a-thons this summer?

This post is linked at “WWW Wednesdays”, a weekly reading meme hosted by Should Be Reading.


12 thoughts on “My 23 Day Reading Challenge

  1. Doll Bones does look very interesting. I was not aware of it before now. And there’s a Neil Gaiman book again. I really need to get one of his books read.

    • I tend to like Holly Black’s YA stuff (especially White Cat) a bit more than her middle grade, but I did still enjoy Doll Bones very much.

      My favorite of Gaiman’s works is without a doubt his graphic novel series The Sandman, but out of his books my favorite might be Neverwhere. He’s done a lot of different stuff, you just have to find which one of his books works the best for you!

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