What is a reading challenge?
A reading challenge is when you set yourself specific reading goals to be completed within a certain timeframe. The idea is that you expand your horizon, read things you wouldn’t normally and to just have fun.
How can it help you?
- Brain health: Get your brain neurones firing and working quicker to help you think faster, for longer in life. 32% slower mental decline than the average person in fact.
- Broaden your horizon’s: You will definitely have more to say around the campfire, especially if you read some literary fiction. Something I find as a genre reader difficult but once I’m there, very rewarding.
- Sleep better: More sleep = more energy. It’s a fact. Reading from a real paper book, without screens can relax your mind and get it ready for a more restful sleep.
- Make you smarter: If you read broadly across genres, you can improve your imagination (fantasy/sci-fi), problem solving (mystery), empathy (romance), society smarts (literary fiction), the list goes on.
My personal reading challenge
I’ve pledged to read one hundred books this year. Not such a hard feat when a lot of my books are in series. So, it’s the other 50 I’m concerned about, I figure, read half of what I love, half to expand my horizons. Because Pop Sugar have come up with a pretty decent 50 book challenge, I’ve used some ideas from there, plus my own. Download the pdf by clicking on the image.