The reading challenge I set a few weeks ago was to focus on reading books from the top 100 best books list from Fuse 8 Productions. The list I am focusing on are Top 100 Picture Books and Top 100 Children’s Novels. I did not want to be confined to only these lists though so I could expand my knowledge on children’s books.
So far, I am doing pretty good with my goal so far and have made sufficient progress each week. I have currently read 30 books so far off the Top 100 Picture Books list, seven chapter books off the Top 100 Children’s Novels list and 105 books total for the semester. Each week I have tried to keep a variety of picture and chapter books, as well as genres, so that I don’t get bored and can stay focused.
Challenges I have encountered throughout my reading challenge journey would be reading the children’s novels or finding the books in the library. Regarding the children’s novels, I am struggling reading enough of the chapter book sometimes. This is due to many factors such as interest, time, personal life, and simply pour management of my time. I have started to read during my lunch break at work and even when the children are napping.
I feel like this goal is one that I would like to keep pursuing but could make a little more defined. Originally, I did not have a specific number of books I would like to read by the semesters end but I think I would like to add one. My new goal is going to be focused around books from the Fuse 8 Productions Top 100 lists and other books, but I would like to read 150 books by the end of the semester. Now, this may seem like a low number but mostly I want to make sure it’s an obtainable goal. If I read more than 150 books fantastic, but I feel like I can accomplish reading another 45 books by the end of the semester. More is slightly daunting with all my other homework and work.
How are everyone else’s challenges going? Do you have any suggestions of books to read?