Summer 2019 Reading Challenge


Hey book lovers!

I’ve been having a great year for reading, so I want to keep that going with a summer reading challenge! This challenge will be running from yesterday (June 21) to September 23.

In previous years, I’ve noticed that I typically read less throughout the summer. I’m hoping that will change now that I’m working a full-time job but I wanted to create some goals for me to work for this year.

Here are my goals for this year’s summer reading challenge:

Listen to 10 audio books

I’ve been really enjoying listening to audiobooks at work and I want to keep that going. Audiobooks are a huge part of the success I’ve had a flying through my reading goals. I have tried to listen to new books through audiobooks and sometimes I can without difficulty. But sometimes I get lost in my work and I find that fantasy novels are hard to keep up with when I’m not fully paying attention. So my audiobooks will for the most part be re-reads since I find it easier to multitask when I already know the story.

Finish reading 10 books

In addition to all the audiobook reading I will be doing while I’m designing at work, I also want to read 10 books. This will be a combination of physical books, ebooks, and manuscripts. My goal is to focus on reading new books that I haven’t read before. I’m going to save the re-reading for my audiobooks!

Read a novel that I’ve been putting off reading

I have a bit of a problem with book hoarding. I’ll choose a book because I like it but then it will end up sitting on my shelf for longer than I planned to the point where I start the wonder why I picked up the book in the first plan. To help with the 10 books I want to read this summer, I plan to read at least one of those poor, neglected books.

Participate in a readathon

It’s been so great to have things like the #BookRavensTBRTakedown to help encourage me to keep reading. Because of how much I enjoyed participating in the June one, I think I’m going to participate in the weekend challenges that @booktalkwithrae has planned for July. This time I don’t think I’m going to make a pre-planned TBR because there have been some moments where I’ve wanted to switch up the book I’ve been reading at the last minute but then didn’t because I wanted to read the books that I had said I was going to read.

Question of the Day

What are your summer 2019 reading goals? Let me know in the comments below or on Twitter @briannafbenton!