2015 reading challenge: January report

Sometime around Christmas I came across a reading challenge dreamed up by the website Popsugar. It has 50 different challenges like “a book you started but never finished” and “a book more than 100 years old,” that kind of jazz. I hardly need more encouragement to read, but I thought it might be a fun thing to do and track for the year, and share on my blog (even though it’s not sewing) in case others are doing the challenge too, or want to join in.

Here are the categories I completed in January:

A nonfiction book:
My Kind of Place: Travel Stories from a Woman Who’s Been Everywhere by Susan Orlean. Grade: B

A book based on a true story:
The Last Great Walk: The True Story of a 1909 Walk from New York to San Francisco, and Why it Matters Today, by Wayne Curtis. Grade: A

A book based entirely on its cover:
The Great Typo Hunt: Two Friends Changing the World, One Correction at a Time by Jeff Deck and Benjamin D. Herson. Grade: B

A memoir:
Driving Over Lemons: An Optimist in Andalucia, by Chris Stewart. Grade: C

A book set during Christmas:
Second Act, by Kaje Harper. Grade: B

Months completed: 1 of 12 (8.33%)
Challenges completed: 5 of 50 (10%)


One thought on “2015 reading challenge: January report

  1. as i understand it, it was a promo started by random house that was begun in 2013 +/-.
    i’m doing the book bingo card right now myself and it’s great fun. if you google it, you’ll find all kinds of info and links. i’m on ‘a book based on a true event’.
    keep it going. i’ve done 8 books in january, but then i’m retired – no kids or job. i love it.

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