Erin is hosting a book challenge this summer. I really want to jump on board but Erin is very adamant about it being stress-free, even though it's considered a challenge. So I'm adapting and not really entering the challenge, but I'm participating in my own way.
*The challenge runs from July 1st to October 31st. I have the time to read this summer but if I don't get on it this month, it won't happen in July. In order to form this habit for my summer and utilize my summer wisely, I'm beginning the challenge now, instead of July 1st (note: this is why I'm not officially entering and just writing a blog post about it).
*While I could read 10 books in the given timeframe, I can't guarantee that these are the 10 books I'll read/feel like reading/want to read/etc. This is where I've hit a wall with past challenges.
*As I perused websites and Goodreads and my library's Kindle website and Audible to check out my options, I started reserving books. Some of them are already available to me. I don't want to wait to read them if I have the time to read them now. In this case, it would be more work to wait to read them. I have no qualms about finishing; I'll finish this challenge before school starts, but I think I need to utilize my month of June.
*This is the list I came up with. I totally wrote it on the back of my grocery list, so I'm going to post it here before it accidentally gets thrown away.
My freebie is After Math, because my "R" book, Redesigned, is the sequel to After Math.
A lot of what I read is Historical Fiction, so I haven't plugged anything into that category yet. Also, a book written more than 100 years ago...I've had Mansfield Park in my Goodreads for over a year, but I'm scared I won't be able to finish it because I'm not a reader of the classics. I'm debating this.
And the music-related book: I don't do music-related books. I looked at the lists that were posted with suggestions and I saw two that I had read in the past: The Perks of Being a Wallflower and Eleanor and Park.
So if I, by chance, come across a book that is music-related and I'm reading it anyway, I'll add it to my list.
Anyway, I hope this isn't cheating. I'm not actually entering, just using the framework to tackle some of those books that are already on my TBR list.