What do you want to accomplish in the New Year? Will reading a book help you reach your goal, keep your resolution, or complete your project? Start the year off right by reading books that support your goals, resolutions, and projects.
The #NewYearBooks 6-Week Reading Challenge
Whether you want to write a memoir, wage a campaign, or wake up your creativity, there are books to aid you in your quest. The New Year’s Resolution Reading Challenge is to read one to four books that will stimulate action on your goals. Here are the levels:
Resolved: 1 book
Determined: 2 books
Committed: 3 books
Passionate: 4 books
The books can all support the same resolution — you could read four books on time management, for example. Or, read four books to help with four different projects — one book on spirituality, one book on keeping a budget, one book on photography, and one book on vegetable gardening (on your way to becoming an enlightened, thrifty, photographer with fresh produce).
The New Year’s Resolution Reading Challenge is a short event, running to the end of January (about six weeks) as we end 2015 and start 2016.
We will have a link-up every Monday from now through February 1st to share our book reviews, list posts, and early progress on our 2016 goals.
The #NewYearBooks Read-Along
In conjunction with the Reading Challenge, we’ll also do a Read-Along of a book that has wide appeal for improving lives. Here are some ideas:
Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert
Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life by Karen Armstrong
Smarter: The New Science of Building Brain Power by Dan Hurley
The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload by Daniel J. Levitin
The Marshmallow Test: Mastering Self-Control by Walter Mischel
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future by Daniel H. Pink
The Thinker’s Toolkit: 14 Powerful Techniques for Problem Solving by Morgan D. Jones
SuperBetter: A Revolutionary Approach to Getting Stronger, Happier, Braver and More Resilient–Powered by the Science of Games by Jane McGonigal
The Achievement Habit: Stop Wishing, Start Doing, and Take Command of Your Life by Bernard Roth
The Accidental Creative by Todd Henry
Are any of these books on your TBR? Or, do those titles remind you of books that you would like to read?
The link-up below is for sign-up posts for the Reading Challenge, the Read-Along, or both. Sign-up posts are a great way to introduce #NewYearBooks to other readers and to declare what books you’ll be reading to support your resolutions, goals, and projects in 2015.