Lifetime of Reading 2023
The goal is simple:
Read a Book Published Every Year
Since the Year of Your Birth
This will be a long term challenge for me - after all I'm now 60 years old! My goal is to read at least 20 books a year that meet the guidelines. Set your goal, find your books and read on!
Which books will "count"? Adult, Young Adult and Children's books are all game. Additionally, any format works as well. I believe it will be interesting to note how books have changed over the decades! I am using Goodreads as my source for original publication dates.
Where to find the older books? I will first be perusing my personal library. A huge assist will be The Book Buddy app that can sort by the by year published. Next, I will search out my local library - where success will surely be found!
How to participate? I'm keeping it really simple.
1. In 2022 I forgot all about the end of the month post, but this is a new year with new opportunities! I'll be I'll do an end of the month post where everyone can easily share their progress and a link to their blog post in the comments. Don't write a blog? No Problem! Simply share your progress in the comments!
2. You can create a shelf called "Lifetime of Reading" on your Goodreads account. Here's what it will look like.
3. Share your progress on Instagram with the hashtag #lifetimeofreading2023.
Whichever manner you choose, have fun and share, share, share!
The titles in black are the books I read in 2022, so I will use this red color for book read in 2023. To keep track of the 20 books, I will use this link on Goodreads.
1989 - The Remains of the Day - Ishiguro Kazuo
1991- The Kitchen God's Wife - Amy Tan
1992 - Featherweight 221 - The Perfect Portable - Nancy Johnson-Srebro
1994 - Paula, A Memoir - Isabel Allende
1999 - The Shoe Box, Francine Rivers
2001- Zoot Suit - Luis Valdez
2006 - The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop, Lewis Buzbee
2009 - Homicide in Hardcover, Kate Carlisle
2010 - A Stitch in Crime, Betty Hetchman
2011 - Tolstoy and the Purple Chair, Nina Sankovitch
2012 - The End of Your Life Book Club, Will Schawlbe