I'm not what you would call a structured reader. I had complete freedom to read whatever I wanted as a child and to read whenever I wanted. No one had to force me to read or to build time into my day just for reading. Maybe this is why I have such a hard time completing challenges. I just can't read something if I feel like "they" are making me read it. Screw the man!
So, to build up my muscle, I'm going to try a couple of the bookstagram mini-challenges. I love Halloween most of all, so it makes sense to start in October.
Day One of #hauntedbooktober (instagram) was easy- ghost stories, but Day Two required a shot of my TBR list and well, grr.....
So, here is a pic of what is on my radar to read in October. I just want to point out that I did absolutely want to read some scary stories this fall, so some of those have come in and they are pictured. There are more that I am considering reading.
Also, I have to mention that I am working on creating a Tween Space in my library and I have to really play around with "what IS a tween read?" I can't think of a better way then to actually read what tweens are reading. So, I grabbed some lists, found some blogs, and most importantly talked to some tweens and started calling in titles. I will call these books Tween Project books. I plan to do 2 a week.
October Tween Project:
Pax by Pennypacker
Shadow House- The Gathering by Poblocki
The Last Boy at St. Edith's by Malone
Echo by Ryan
Every Single Second by Springstubb
Wolf Hollow by Wolk
I have Nutshell (McEwan) and Shrill (West) almost finished so they are Sept books that will accidentally be October books. Unless I forget to pick Nutshell back up. Honestly, it's not rocking my world.
Ghostly Echoes by Ritter (Jackaby series!)
The Haunting of Hill House by Jackson (as a buddy read with my daughter)
The Maltese Falcon by Hammett (for work, we won a grant)
How to Hang a Witch by Mather (YASSSSSS)
A Tree or a Person or a Wall by Bell
The Night Strangers by Bohjalian
Come Closer by Gran (a single sitting thriller I hope)
Public Library and Other Stories by Smith
Someone at the Door by Cusick (retro read!)
Under the Skin by Faber
So do not be surprised if titles appear or disappear,
Let me know what October book challenges you are doing!
Still to come, I have to do an update on my year long challenges. I may be in crunch time with both of them again this year.