Friday, January 2, 2015

Reading Campaign

2015 Reading Campaign

Have you started?
It’s January, and that means time to ring in the New Year and set some goals! If reading is on your list, why not set up a reading campaign to help you along the way? Here are some great ways to start.
  • Take a look at the books still sitting on your TBR shelf. Set them up in the order you want to read them in, and then give yourself a goal of when you’ll start each one.
  • Keep track of the books you read. There are several ways you can do this:
    • Keep a notebook to list the title and date you read the book
    • Keep a spreadsheet on your computer to track the books and the dates you read them
    • Use an online tracker, such as the Goodreads Reading Challenge App.
  • Join or form a book club.
    • Gather friends and family, set up a schedule, pick some books, and start your 2015 reading group.
    • Start a book club at your school or library
    • Start a reading group on line. Facebook is a great way to set this up!
    • Find an online group to join, such as the Indie YA Wolves Book Club.
The most important part of your campaign is to keep up with it. It doesn’t have to be, nor should it be, a chore. It should become a part of your daily or weekly relaxing schedule. Once you start, you won’t want to quit. Here are some great book suggestions to get you started:

Now my challenge to you: Join me on the 2015 Reading Campaign. I have challenged myself to read 24 books this year, 2 books per month. I am signed up with the Goodreads Challenge to track my progress. If you're on Goodreads, sign up for the Challenge and we can track each other. Leave a message in the comments with your challenge, or a link to your Goodreads Challenge.
I'll post updates to the Campaign from time to time to help keep us on track. Join me! I look forward to connecting through our reading.