About this challenge:
Host: Becky’s Book Reviews (sign up)
Duration: January 2018 – December 2018
Inspiration: It is a good rule, after reading a new book, never to allow yourself another new one till you have read an old one in between. If that is too much for you, you should at least read one old one to every three new ones. C.S. Lewis
# of books: readers decide
I immediately liked this challenge because I thought this would really help me towards my goal of reading what *I* want to read during 2018, instead of only reading review books. Becky’s challenge is pretty loose – she suggests you set up specific goals and work towards them, defining the goals and the rules are an individual thing.
So, I’m in!
I’m going to concentrate on a goal of 50%-50% old and new across all genres and types of books (meaning everything I read and / or listen to, regardless of physical book or e-book, re-read or new to me, will fall under this general challenge. I am not necessarily going to track every single book because that would be silly; I’m more going to track what book falls under old and what falls under new.
“new” is going to be broader for me then probably anyone else participating in this challenge – New is going to be any books from 2008 to current year. This way, all review books will count, most of the books in my virtual to be read list will count, and about half the books I own will count.
“old” is naturally going to be considered anything older than 2008. That being said, I’m going to define it as any book published before 2008, that I physically own or is already bought on my e-reader OR is in my goodreads to be read list as of January 1, 2018. In other words, the book has to be one I’ve wanted to read for a while.
In a perfect world (ha, ha) I’d love to read one review book, one new book (2008 or later), one older book on my to-be-read list, and one classic book (as defined by the Classics Club challenge, any book over 30 years old is a classic to me).