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Reading Challenge: 50 Books To Read In a Year

I originally posted this reading challenge at the tail end of 2014. Back when I was a book blogger. Gosh, it seems like a lifetime ago now! But now we’re in lockdown and a lot of us seem to be reading more and finding peace in books in what’s obviously a very stressful time, I thought it would be a good time to re-share this and hopefully give you a little challenge!

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I haven’t personally completed this challenge myself. I’m a pretty slow reader so chances of me reading 50 books in a year is slim anyway! But I love some of the categories and feel like they would definitely prove to be a challenge. Particularly a book more than 100 years old and a play. I don’t know about you but the last time I read a play was for GCSE English!

I think during this stressful time in life, it’s important to still have ways to challenge yourself and focus on your personal growth. Of course switching off and relaxing and taking care of your mental health is incredibly important to but once that’s in place and you feel like you’re in a good mindset to work on something new, it’s great to have that focus. And a reading challenge can be a great, low-key way to do that!

If you need some book recommendations for any of the categories below, I’m always updating my Goodreads account where you can find all the books I’ve read, dating back to 2013. You’ll notice that back then, I read considerably more books than I do now because I was a book blogger.

Have you ever tried a reading challenge? Are you going to try this one? Which categories do you think will be the hardest? Do you have any recommendations for any of these categories? Let me know!