Before I talk about this 2019 Challenge, I want to wrap it up 2018.
In 2017, I read 2 books. I decided that in 2018 everything would be different. I put a goal of 12 books, 1 by month. And around April, I had read 8 books, so I was too close to the end and it didn’t look like a challenge anymore. Then I doubled.
And I read 27 books out of 24.
I found another job and the commute is long! I can’t read on the bus… it’s sad, but I get dizzy to the stage I wanna throw up. I can’t even use my phone… it’s horrible. So I thought in giving another chance to audiobooks.
And I know I said in this post here it was not my thing, but well, I had no choice. It was this or thinking about my life everyday for 3h. I would get bored in no time.
So I used audiobooks to read The woman in Cabin 10 and Spinning Silver. My husband said I cheated. Audiobooks are books, it has books in the name. The only different was the voice in my head…
It was better!
And now I am kind of addicted… Here I am, 36 years old, changing my mind! haha
I read 2 books in 6 days!!
I read the same number of books I read in 2017 in six days!
Audiobooks are the solution of the lack of time!
I found this audiobook website called Scribd. It gave me 30 days to try it! I grab it! It’s fantastic. There is a website and an app, you download the book on your phone (big files, iphone users beware) and when you finish, it removes itself from your phone (you have to authorize, of course). The best part is you can download, save, unlimited books for $9 a month; or for free ( if you use my link and later using your link inviting people in). But I don’t think $9 is the end of the world, because on Audible you pay $15 and you only can download one book per month.
Get 2 months for free here with my link ( I get one month free when you sign up using my link)
So for 2019, my challenge is to read:
The list I have right now is:
- Circe by Madeline Miller
- The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
- The days of Abandonement by Elena Ferrante
- The Handmaid Tale by Margaret Atwood
- Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
- Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
- Bibliophille by Jane Mount
- The Light between the oceans by M.L.Stedman
- Magpie Murders by A. Horowitz
- Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy
- Strange the Dreamer
- Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
- A darker shade of magic by V.E. Schwab
- Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
- The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry
Do you have any suggestions?
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