So 2018 – how’s it going?

For me, this year will be about reading more and writing more, oh, and parties, I have a few of those to organise too!

Today I’m going to focus on the ‘reading more’ aspect of my year ahead. Whilst I have committed to read 60 books I didn’t want to leave it there. I wanted to be a little more adventerous and give myself a few parameters. Hopefully I’ll be able to find new unexplored (by me) bookish delights. If you’re a list person then please feel free to jump onboard and join in.

I shall endeavour to keep you posted. My task is simple – to read books that fall into the categories below. To help keep me on track I’ve designed a nifty bar chart – who doesn’t love a bar chart! I shall feel like a right clever clogs if I manage to adhere to my bookish plan into February never mind December!

Here’s my list:

Read a book that is /was……

1. Written by a Devon-based author (excluding myself obvs)

2. Historical

3. A comedy

4. Contains a month of the year in its title

5. A classic children’s book not yet read by me

6. Published in the year of my birth ( not quite a classic yet… hehe)

7. A fantasy novel

8. Written by a new author

9. Set in Africa

10. About mental health

11. Set in India

12. Contains a song lyric in its title

Whoa! That is a whole heap of mischief right there, I reckon I’m going to be hitting the bookshop and the library this weekend to see what I can find.

As you can see my bar graph looks a bit sorry for itself right now and a bit blurry, no I’ve not been on the wine – January is a dry month for me! Hopefully, over the next few weeks, I shall be adding a multitude of colourful lines and colourful reads to my chart. I’m hoping to average 5 books a month. In the meantime, if you have any suggestions of neat reads, which fit into the categories above I’d love to hear them. Please pop a comment in the comment box below.