Is this insanity? Or fun?
Every September, I challenge myself to read 30 books in 30 Days. This year I invite you, Reader, to participate in this challenge with me. If you want to, I mean. No pressure. You may be asking, “Why do you do this?”
This challenge started four years ago, when I was working two jobs that required a lot of time and physical presence, but not a lot of brain power. I wasn’t reading as much as I used to. I wanted to read, but I was just tired and overwhelmed. So, being the stubborn sort of person that I am, I decided the best way to force myself back into reading as a habit and hobby was to read 30 books in a short amount of time. Why September? At the start of this annual challenge, one of my jobs had a light schedule in September. So September it stays.
2019 will hopefully be the fourth year that I complete this challenge. Usually I like to go book shopping in August to start stocking up on the books I want to try and read in September. However, this year, I am still in the throes of my no-buy year. Libraries, rereading my personal collection, and egalleys that I am fortunate to have access to will fill up this year’s challenge. Rather than a strict TBR, I wanted to provide a sort of guide as to what kind of books I like to read during my challenge, in case you want to join in. I’ve gotten it down to a science and I’ve found that it takes me roughly an hour to read 100 pages. Most of the books I choose are between 300 and 500 pages, but there are some specific categories I tend to save for September.