Reading and Book Reviews: A New Year’s Challenge

This year I have set myself the goal of reading at least twice as many books as I did last year. In 2014 I completed fourteen books, with many more started but left languishing on the shelf. This was a very poor showing, so this year I am aiming to read three books per month.

In addition to this, to aid my retention and engagement with the text, as well as to offer the world something back as a result of my reading, I have challenged myself to write a short review of each book I complete.

The rules for these reviews will be:

  1. The book must have been read from cover to cover, regardless of speed.
  2. Audio-books count.
  3. Reviews will be no shorter than 500 words and no longer than 1000, give or take.
  4. Reviews will be written within a month of reading.

By the end of 2015 I will have read at least 36 books and written thoughtful reviews for each. “God speed”, I hear you say?