Am I the only one who started to read books in January and then just stopped for some reason after a chapter or two?
Oh good, it’s not just me! Dust off those books because it’s time to read them if you have been putting it off as I have.
We are coming to the end of August soon in just 10 days and I want to propose a challenge to my book nerds or the want to be book nerds out there. Anyone who wants to read more books by the end of 2020.
I challenge you
I bet you are asking yourself… Michele, If I started them before and never finished them. How can I read more books before 2020 is over?
I’m glad you thought that because I had the same question for myself. I have come up with a system in order to finish said books.
I want to explain my reasoning for doing this and invite anyone who wants to join me to follow me on Instagram. That is where I will be posting daily about the books I am reading to keep myself accountable.
The books I want to read this year (so far)
The books I want to read this year so far are as follow but in no particular order.
Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis
Girl, Stop apologizing also by Rachel Hollis
Wild & Free by Jess Connelly & Hayley Morgan
Act like a lady, Think like a Man by Steve Harvey
I am that girl by Alexis Jones
These books sitting on my shelves for a looooonnnngggg time. I have only read as I said before a chapter or 2 then I forget about them.
Well enough is enough. If I wasted my money on these books I better damn sure read them. They are just staring at me every time I sit down on the couch to watch Netflix. I can’t handle this type of pressure. I need to read them so they can leave me alone.
My easiest plan to read more books
This is the easiest system I could come up with that wouldn’t make me feel overwhelmed. What I mean by overwhelmed is if I am not reading fast enough, if I have a busy day and I can’t read half a book in one sitting.
I used to be able to do that, but now my brain is constantly wondering what else I should be doing. I wanted the easiest plan to read more books.
Grab your sticky notes
I took a stack of my favorite sticky notes and put one on each book. Wrote the title of the book and how many chapters were in said book. I did not include any resources or other information that may be at the back of the book. I am just including the chapters themselves.
What the goal is
The goal is to read one chapter a day. Whenever you have free time just read ONE chapter. My logic is that I could read a chapter in maybe a half-hour or so. That’s a half-hour off of the TV or your phone.
If you can read more than a chapter great, but if you can’t that is fine. I am only doing one chapter. If its a really good book you may just forgo your hour or two of Netflix binging.
HAHAHAHAHA who am I kidding binging an hour or two that is unheard of?
The point of this is there are 132 days until December 31st. If we read one chapter a day we could read a lot of books.
Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis (20 chapters, 20 days)
Girl, Stop apologizing also by Rachel Hollis (23 chapters, 23 days)
Wild & Free by Jess Connelly & Hayley Morgan (12 chapters, 12 days)
Act like a lady, Think like a Man by Steve Harvey (15 chapters, 15 days)
I am that girl by Alexis Jones (8 chapters, 8 days)
At this rate, in 78 days I could read all 5 books. That’s 5 more than I have read in years. That leaves me another 54 days to choose more books.
Grab the books you want to read. It’s okay if you only have one or you have numerous. The point is to get started. If you are unsure of what kind of book you should read DM me so we will figure something out for you.
Read one chapter a day. Take a picture of yourself and your book. Post it on Instagram using #redonkulousbookchallenge. So all of us doing the challenge can see. You may just inspire someone to read the book you are reading.
Reading more books was mentioned in my post of 35 life lessons you should start doing right now. If you are interested in learning more life lessons you should be doing. Head on over there, if not I will see you on Instagram!
Let me know in the comments your favorite book EVER or a book you think I might enjoy.
Until next time, Have a great day!