Since we are about halfway through January now, I think it’s a great time to get you involved in a reading challenge (or challenges!) if you aren’t already. You still have a good amount of time to read for January, as many challenges are monthly.
How is January treating you? It always feels like a dark month to me between the cold and post-holiday blues…and now Omicron too.
The peak of my week was finally securing my new library card at the cute little library in my new(ish) town:
We moved on Labor Day, but I needed my new license to get the library card, and my camera card was just SITTING HERE as I procrastinated going to the DMV.
Leaving the city of Philadelphia for a somewhat small suburban town makes me feel like I will use the *physical* library more now. It literally takes 3 minutes to get to and there’s never any traffic or parking issues like the city.
I also noticed they had a bunch of museum tickets available while I was there — just one of the MANY MANY library resources you may not already know about. Seriously, libraries are a treasure trove of helpful resources if you look for them.
On a sad note, I definitely felt like the pit of the week was the tragic death of “America’s Dad” Bob Saget. Full House and AFV were DAILY staples in our lives growing up, and I still remember crying tears of joy during the first episode of Fuller House on Netflix.
By all indications, he was an incredibly loving and beloved man, living a very happy life, and his death is a huge loss.
I want you to know I made a donation on our behalves from my blogging profits to his beloved charity, the Scleroderma Research Foundation, for the disease from which his sister died.
(I will do the same on Betty White’s 1/17 birthday to an animal charity from us.)
I’m grateful to you who support my little corner of the internet and think of it as a community where I can make efforts to give back collectively on our behalves. (Hoping to do LOTS more of this in the future.)
With all that being said, let’s talk about reading challenges, shall we?
Reading Challenges for 2022
This week, I gathered 30+ great reading challenges across the web for you to peruse and find the one or ones that may be best for you to join this year.
Of course, I would love it if you joined us in The Rory Gilmore Book Club, which I host and which has such a lovely, engaged group this year, reading from the list of books mentioned on the Gilmore Girls. This month, we are reading SHORT books to keep it extra easy to join.
A reading challenge is something you can do on your own or with others to meet your reading goals. Whether you want to read more, or differently, committing to a challenge can keep you going when life gets in the way. It can also help you decide what to read next.
When it comes to reading challenges, I think it’s important to question what you are looking to get out of it at the end of the day: More pages? More diversity? A community of like-minded people?
It’s also important to PUSH yourself outside your comfort zone — it’s called a “challenge” for a reason!
Here are 30 unique reading challenges you can join now and crush your reading goals this year.
Track Your Reading Challenge
As for lifestyle this week, I thought it would be fun to track your challenges with this variety of reading trackers I compiled for you to choose from, both digital and physical.
(I personally use GoodReads.)
Hope you have a happy and healthy weekend.