Back in April I decided I needed a reading (and blogging) jolt, so I undertook a personal #15in30 (15 books in 30 days) challenge. While I didn't reach my goal, I very much enjoyed the opportunity to dig into some reading with a vigor I hadn't felt for a few months. With the Dewey's 24 Hour Readathon and RIPX going on in October, I think it's time for another of these personal reading challenges. The additional events will give me a bit of extra oomph, and if I don't succeed? Who cares. Any reading is good.
If you feel like you want a little push, I invite any and everyone to participate with me! Here's a little sneaky peeky at what I'm considering. These are what's calling from my shelves.
Drown by Junot Diaz and A Piece of Mine by J. California Cooper are books I recently received in a swap, and they were featured in my top ten books on my fall TBR post. Sorry for the repeat, but these are SERIOUSLY calling to me.
I received an ARC of The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher by Hilary Mantel, and I promptly stuck it in a pile on my nightstand and forgot about it! Time to circle back to this one.
Poisoned Apples by Christine Heppermann is a book I added to my previous #15in30 Goodreads list, and it's right back on the top of the stack for this challenge.
Sad Robot Stories by Mason Johnson is a free download from the Chicago Center for Literature and Photograph (CCLaP). Check it out! Both Monika and Katie had good things to say about this one.
I Married You For Happiness by Lily Tuck has been on my wishlist for AGES, so when it went on sale for $1.99 this past week, I snatched it up on my e-reader.
The House on Mango Stree by Sandra Cisneros is one of those new classic novels I've never gotten around to. Going to get it from the university library at lunch today.
Last Night: Stories by James Salter since Rebecca from Book Riot recommends his work. I thought I'd start with this one since I love stories, and these are about PASSION.
Also on my interests list:
Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson (due back to the university by mid-October)
Ms. Marvel Volume 3 by G. Willow Wilson, et al (already on my stacks)
The President's Hat by Antoine Laurain (already on my stacks)
Ongoingness: The End of a Diary by Sarah Manguso (buy?)
Lambs of Men by Charles Dodd White (buy?)
If you're interested in boosting your reading in October, feel free to join me! No pressure. If we do it, we do. If we don't, at least we read some stuff!