Are you up for a reading challenge?

Are you up for a challenge?

As you may know …

I   love   books.   I love to read books.   I love to collect books to read.


This week, when I did a search for the best books ever, I found a website with lists of books. Only lists of books!

Books you can’t live without.

Books that are best sellers.

Books that are the greatest of all time.

The list consists of a compilation of 13 lists of top 100 books, a list totalling 623 books! (It’s the odd number 623 because some titles were on more than one list so only mentioned once when the lists were condensed into one. Make sense?)

NOTE: Unfortunately, most of the 623 books are more for adults and only a few are for young readers.

I was disappointed and a little surprised to discover I have read only 21 books on that combined list! But, there are a few books I had started and didn’t finish (I have to dig those ones out and start over) and there are many more I want to read. 

I would be interested in knowing how you size up when it comes to what on the list you have read and if you plan to read others on there. Sooooo …. I decided to offer you a challenge!  Yes, a reading challenge!  Are you up for it?

Starting October 3, once a week a new part of the list will be here for you to see and let me know how you are doing. Until then I will be getting those posts of lists ready and scheduled. I also have set up the Milestone widget so you can see the notice and reminders of upcoming installments, and I will include links each week to past posts of the list in case you miss any.

I know this time of year is very busy for most of us, and I think we have to learn to de-stress. When you need a break for a little time to yourself what is better than curling up with a good book … even for fifteen minutes or half an hour?

Now that I think about it, I should take on this challenge myself! I have so many books on hand to read and some of them are on the list I will be sharing with you. Shall we do it?

Who is willing to join me in this reading challenge?

Thanks for reading, and … Creative Musings! 🙂


15 responses to “Are you up for a reading challenge?

  1. Smoldering Smidges! That’s a lot of books *that are too old for me*! 😀


  2. All I can say is that I’ll try. I’ll have to cross my fingers that maybe some I still have here to read are on the list.
    xxx Hugs xxx


  3. I will give it a try but I am a slow reader and my time is limited. But I do love to read. What a great idea!


    • Great, Darlene! I don’t expect to do famously, either, with the way my time is chopped up, but I want to try. Maybe this challenge will serve to get me into a reading habit again.
      Thanks for joining us!


  4. I’d love to try this. If the books are 100 pages or less and already sitting on my bookshelf, I perhaps could do quite well. lol


    • 100 pages or less? There are a few children’s books on the list. 😉
      I’m sure there is someone who has lots of books so you can borrow the ones you want that she might have. 🙂
      I hope you take the challenge.


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