A Little Reading Challenge

EDIT: I am still getting comments on this post from people wanting to join. Please visit the official challenge sign up here or click the Bloggers Recommend Challenge Tab above for the latest posts.

Since its inception earlier this year, I’ve looked forward to my Bloggers Recommend email each month. Twenty upcoming books to look forward to.

But then I realize that I can’t read 20 books a month, so the excitement quickly turns to anxiety and I feel the weight of all the books I will never read.

Well I’m going to do something I can do. I am going to read one book from the Bloggers Recommend list each month.

So what should it be in August? (I was already going to read Night Film, so I want to pick something else).

PS – If other people are interested, I can turn this into an official challenge. Let me know.

29 thoughts on “A Little Reading Challenge

  1. Jennifer August 1, 2013 / 7:50 am

    That’s a great challenge! I love getting that newsletter as well…and then I panic for the same reason you do, lol. I’m interested in a bunch of the August picks but The Purchase has particularly intrigued me. Good luck πŸ˜€

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  2. Anita August 1, 2013 / 11:57 am

    I think it’s a great,challenge. Typically I read one or more books from Bloggers Rec. this month less because I’m doing a challenge to read from my book stacks. ,

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  3. Jen - Devourer of Books August 1, 2013 / 10:07 pm

    I’m not sure that either of mine would be of particular interest to you, but If You Could Be Mine and The Beginning of Everything look good.

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  4. Jennifer August 1, 2013 / 10:17 pm

    Count me in! I’ll read either THE FAIREST OF THEM ALL or THE BUTTERFLY SISTER. Committed to FATAL LIKENESS already.

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  5. Teresa August 2, 2013 / 10:05 am

    what a fantastic idea for a perpetual challenge. It would be tough, but I’ll give it a try!

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  6. Elizabeth Bevins August 2, 2013 / 9:35 pm

    I want to do the reading challenge as well. How do I sign up?

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  7. Dog Eared Copy/Tanya August 5, 2013 / 12:40 pm

    OK, I ‘ll play! For the month of August, I will be reading Night Film, writing a quick & dirty tumblr review **and** a full fledged review on my regular blog πŸ™‚

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  8. Becky LeJeune August 6, 2013 / 10:56 am

    Sweet! Count me in as well. I’ll go NIGHT FILM for sure this month but I’m sure I’ll read some of the other recs as well πŸ™‚

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  9. Marie August 7, 2013 / 9:17 am

    Sounds fun!

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  10. amanda skelton August 14, 2013 / 10:21 am

    This is a great idea. I’ve already read Night Film (LOVED it) from the August recommends. I will probably read one more before the month is over.

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  11. Christine L. August 16, 2013 / 3:33 pm

    I would totally join! Although committed to a couple others, I’d go with THE BONE SEASON.

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  12. Jaime August 18, 2013 / 1:37 pm

    Great idea for a low pressure reading challenge. I always want help choosing the next book I read, my TBR list can be intimidating. NIGHT FILM looks great, and I’m halfway through THE BONE SEASON.

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  13. Trish August 18, 2013 / 2:43 pm

    I would love to join the reading challenge. What a great idea!

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  14. Tiffany August 23, 2013 / 9:17 pm

    I am currently reading Love and Lament, but I also plan to read Night Film. There are so many books on my TBR list that I also experience a bit of anxiety that there is not enough time to read them all.

    At least goodreads will keep track of my list until I have time on my hands, say when I am sufferung from empty nest syndrome in 18 or so years πŸ˜›

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  15. Diana August 25, 2013 / 4:30 pm

    What a great idea. I just finished The Bone Season and am now reading Night Film. They are both great reads.

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  16. Suzy August 29, 2013 / 1:24 am

    This is awesome! I’m in…

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  17. Kelly from Readlately.com September 4, 2013 / 5:31 pm

    Ok, ok, I’m succumbing to the Bloggers Recommend Perpetual Challenge! I pledge to read one book from the newsletter each month!

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  18. Gayla September 5, 2013 / 12:53 pm

    I’m in. I think this is a great idea and I’m liking many of the suggested reads in the newsletter. πŸ™‚

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  19. Denise B September 6, 2013 / 11:25 am

    This looks like great fun! Would definitely enjoy the challenge.

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  20. Denise B September 10, 2013 / 1:43 pm

    Still up for this challenge!!

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  21. Kate September 12, 2013 / 9:35 pm

    I’m definitely in- this is awesome!

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