Every year I aim to read 52 books. One a week seems manageable. I don’t know about you but I have times when I read several books in a row, fast as wildfire, then a drought where I may not read for a month. Or two.
Usually cause I’m too busy binge watching Gilmore Girls again. Again, again.
Last year I finished on 59 books. Oh, the agony of being one shy from 60.
This year I have a couple of things to kickstart my 2017 challenge. Listening Books is a charity I discovered at the end of 2016. For a small membership fee they provide an extensive library of audiobooks to people who have a disability that makes traditional reading difficult. I qualify because it can often be painful to hold a book when my hands/arms are sore. Or I just can’t sit upright.
Audiobooks work great for those times.
I looked into some other options too. Audible is expensive but I did find some bargains in their January sale. Then I figured out that my library uses an app called Borrow Box to share audio and ebooks with members, for free. It’s worth Googling your local branch to check, once I had the membership card and an online PIN I was ready to go.
Along with my Kindle and the giant pile of books in my TBR list I’m all set.
If you’d like to follow along with the challenge you can find me on Goodreads. I’ll share some favourites here too.
For now, I’m already 5/52 – so we’re off to a rollicking start.