I got a Kindle Paperwhite at the end of last year and it has definitely helped me to read more. I wanted to keep track of what I was reading and how many books I had actually read, more out of curiosity just to see how many I would actually read in a year. I stumbled across this website called Goodreads and signed up. It is a site where you keep a record of what you are reading, what you’ve read and what you want to read. It is also a social site where you can add your friends and everyone can rate and review the books they have read. I was surprised to find I had a few friends already on the website, you can see what they have read and if you have any books in common as well. I was not really bothered about this aspect, I am more bothered about just keeping a record of what I have read.
I also discovered that you could set yourself a reading challenge for the year, which makes it even easier to see the amount of books you have read throughout the year. I set my book challenge to 25. Yes this may not be a lot but I didn’t want to set a ridiculous amount that I knew I would never be able to reach, I am not doing it for the challenge as such as I have said. I do not always have time to read either so I didn’t want a challenge where I had to read a book every single week!
I have already read 5 books which I am quite proud of. Before I got my Kindle I liked to read but I never made the time for it. So I would be lucky to have read 5 in a year at times! I have been able to find my passion for reading again.
Here are the five books I have read so far. As you can see four of them are the Maze Runner books. I decided to get through them all before moving on to anything else. I wasn’t sure if I could get into these books at the start of the first one but I soon found myself getting used to them and reading the entire lot. The other book is the popular ‘The Girl on The Train’. I did like this book in the end but I found that it only really got interesting for me at the half way point which was a little disappointing.
Here are the books I am currently reading. I have only just started ‘Gone Girl’, I have watched the film and wanted to see how it compares with the book. The other book I am reading as I am trying to change my lifestyle to a healthy lifestyle and stick by it. I was recommended ‘The Body Book’ so I though I would give it a go.
Are you wanting to read more this year?
What books have you read so far and what would you recommend?