Saturday, 11 January 2014

The 50 Books Challenge 2013

As you know a few years ago I lost my reading mojo…….. I decided I was going to make a real effort in 2013 to read more instead of playing silly games on my iPad!

So in January I signed up for The 50 Book Challenge…….  you might remember I thought this was 2 books a month so I agreed!!!!
I must have been half asleep because when my brain kicked in I realised how stupid I had been!

I tried my best & I'm pretty pleased with the results!

31 in total!!!!

Wow…… I never thought I'd read that many.
As the year went on you can see I got hooked on WW2 romance!

Some of the books are Kindle books which I vowed I'd never read, however I love reading them now. They're so much easier to read on the bus & you don't have to carry them everywhere.

Working in a charity shop does have it's down side…… I can't stop hoarding books!
I now have a very large pile so I must continue reading in 2014.

I'm going to set my own challenge in 2014……. 40 books.
Wish me luck!!!

Do you enjoy reading? How many books do you read in a year? Did you read any of the books I reviewed?


  1. Well done! I can manage two pages before I fall asleep!
    Julie xxxxxxx

  2. Well done! You certainly did better than me. The grand sum of finished books for me in 2013 was 0! I dip in and out of books, but most are reference books. I need to find more time to read. I was given Wartime Christmas last month so I plan to start with that.
    I know the lady who is on the front cover of Chocolate Girls! I might have to go and track that book down too xx
    Good luck with your reading this year :o)

  3. I've been soooo slack with my reading the past year and must do better in 2014. As you say I need to put my iPhone away on the train and read!!!


  4. Thanks for sharing your books. There's lots to browse through here. I've noted the very first one in your pictures the ' The Vintage Teacup Club' it sounds my sort of thing so I'll give this a try in 2014. Happy reading...

  5. I'm trying to read a book a week... Do you use Good Reads? Nice way of logging what you've read and getting recommendations for your next book. Although sounds like with your job you always have a pile to read? X