So far October has been a great reading month for me – I’ve finished eight books (including Bleak House, which I began in August). Last weekend’s Readathon obviously helped, as well as the fact that I’ve had a week off work. I’m back to work tomorrow, so my reading will probably slow down again now – that’s okay though, as it will give me a chance to catch up with all the reviews I still need to post.
I’ve become aware recently of the increasing number of bloggers who like to read from lists, whether it’s a list of must-read classics, the longlist or shortlist for a literary prize, a list of books from a specific publisher or a list for a personal challenge. Compared to a lot of people, my reading has no real structure at all. When I finish one book, I just choose another from my shelf almost at random – whatever I’m in the mood for next. I also try to only sign up for challenges that allow flexibility and where sticking to a list is not essential. I do wonder though whether it would be a good idea to try to plan my reading more than I currently do. There are so many books that I keep saying I want to read ‘sometime’, but ‘sometime’ is disappearing further and further into the future!
What do you think? Do you like to read from lists or do you just read whatever you feel like reading?
Before I go, I want to mention that yesterday was my first Blogoversary! It’s hard to believe it was a whole year ago when I decided to start a book blog. The time seems to have flown! I’d like to say thank you to everyone who reads my blog, and I’m looking forward to the next 12 months!