Buy One Book and Read It Challenge

Ok, I know I don’t need to sign-up for another challenge, let alone buy another book!  I just want to! (I also probably need to join a challenge 12-step group, but that’s another post.)  I like the idea behind this challenge.  Here is what Amy says:

We live in a culture so saturated with choice that the past time of reading a novel seems to be falling by the wayside. There are many Americans who don’t even read a single book in the span of a year. Books, once considered to be recession proof, are facing the same economic troubles as everyone else.

This challenge is designed to encourage you to rediscover the joy of reading, while supporting the authors who bring us books.

There are two levels or choices for this challenge. Because a lot of people who read this blog are voracious readers, I have added a new level this year.

1) The first option is to simply buy one book and read it. The book you buy and read should be a book you have chosen for yourself for pleasure. It should not be work related and books read to your children do not count.

2) The second option is to buy one book a month and read it. I am asking that those of you who will probably already have one book read by January 2 choose this option. Books can be on your other challenge lists, it is only necessary that you buy them and read them!

Despite having my personal challenge of reading my purchased books, I know I will buy new books this year (James Patterson, Jodi Picoult, Mary Higgins Clark or whatever just sounds like a great read).  Amy is allowing three previously purchased books to count.

My List:

  1. Time of My Life – Allison Winn Scotch [review]
  2. Move On, Move Up – Paula White [review]
  3. Handle with Care – Jodi Picoult [review]
  4. Private – Kate Brian [review]
  5. LoveHampton – Sherri Rifkin [review]
  6. City Dog – Alison Pace [review]
  7. Testimony – Anita Shreve
  8. Hounding the Pavement – Judi McCoy
  9. I, Alex Cross – James Patterson [review]