Hello bookish friends. 🙂
I’m thinking quite a lot of you have probably seen variations of this challenge floating around the blogosphere before, I know I have. Being a bookworm meant that the challenge caught my attention pretty quickly, and I soon decided that I wanted to give it a go. Last year I created a tab under ‘reading challenges’ with every intention of participating, but with all of the university prep it didn’t end up happening. But NOT THIS SUMMER BLOGGERS, NOT THIS SUMMER! 🙂
The basic idea of the 30 Day Book Challenge is that you have a set of 30 book related questions and you have to answer one each day. In other words, I’m going to have to try and post EVERYDAY for 30 DAYS.
Seeing as I’m a bit of a perfectionist when it comes to my blog posts and the fact that they seem to take me quite a long time to write, I have a feeling I am going to find this challenge extremely difficult! I think the idea is that you’re supposed to talk about one book per day, but there are just too many books in the world for me to do that! I will most probably end up talking about more than one, and hopefully that will make it more interesting too. 🙂 I will also try not to overlap too much, picking different books for each question so it doesn’t get too boring.
It does of course also mean, that I will be spamming your inbox with my book ramblings for 30 days. Hopefully that’s a good thing, and you won’t get sick of me! :S
There are several main reasons I want to take part in this challenge:
1.) To test myself to see if I can actually complete it.
2.) To try and write blog posts more quickly.
3.) A way for you guys to get to know the books I have read in the past before I started this blog, I’m hoping that’s something that will interest you. 🙂 It’s also a cool way for me to recommend some of my favourite books to my lovely readers and warn you about some you should avoid. 😉
4.) It will be a quick way for new people visiting my blog to get to know my reading tastes better.
5.) Because hey! The fun!
6.) Most important of all, because I would also really like to know what your answers are, and get to know you and your books a little better in the comments section! I’m always looking for great book recommendations even with so many to read, and I really enjoy hearing about your own literary journeys! 🙂
There seemed to be a lot of variation in terms of which questions different blogs were using, so I just decided to pick and choose my favourite questions from the different lists I found. This was the result:
DAY 1. – A book series you wish had gone on longer OR a book series you wish would just end already.
DAY 2. – Favorite side character.
DAY 3. – The longest book you’ve read.
DAY 4. – Book turned into a movie and completely desecrated.
DAY 5. – Your “comfort” book.
DAY 6. – Book you’ve read the most number of times.
DAY 7. – A guilty pleasure book.
DAY 8. – Most underrated book.
DAY 9. – Most overrated book.
DAY 10. – A book you thought you wouldn’t like but ended up loving.
DAY 11. – Favorite classic book.
DAY 12. – A book you wanted to read for a long time but still haven’t.
DAY 13. – A book that disappointed you.
DAY 14. – Book that made you cry.
DAY 15. – A character who you can relate to the most.
DAY 16. – Most thought-provoking book.
DAY 17. – Author I wish people would read more.
DAY 18. – A book you wish you could live in.
DAY 19. – A favourite author.
DAY 20. – Favorite childhood book.
DAY 21. – Book you tell people you’ve read, but haven’t (or haven’t actually finished).
DAY 22. – Least favourite plot device employed by way too many books you actually enjoyed otherwise.
DAY 23. – Best book you’ve read in the last 12 months.
DAY 24. – Book you’re most embarrassed to say you like/liked.
DAY 25. – The most surprising plot twist or ending.
DAY 26. – Book that makes you laugh out loud.
DAY 27. – Book that has been on your “to read” list the longest.
DAY 28. – Favorite quote from a book.
DAY 29. – A book you hated.
DAY 30. – Book you couldn’t put down.
I’ve even created this funky little banner for the task (well ok, funky might be a stretch but hey, I’m proud :)). :
I have a feeling I won’t be able to do this, and I’ll end up skipping a few days, but I’m going to give it my best shot! Anyone else who wants to join me on this literary mission is very welcome to. 🙂 I’m hoping to start it at some point within the week.
Wish me luck!
Book Challenge Banner: My own, please do not reuse.
Book: My own, please do not reuse.