Whatever the season or day: hot and blazing in Summer; grey and rainy in Spring and Autumn; or cold and windy in the Winter. They all have something in common: eventually we grow lazy, lethargic, and bored. One of the best ways to avoid it is being busy. Or better yet, being busy reading.
So, grab your books, find your perfect reading spot and let's fight the boredom one day at a time.
Duration: 1 year from the day you start
Rules:Re-reads allowed. Any format (audio, ebook, graphic novel, book, etc.) acceptable.
Sleepy Day ► Read 2 - 3 Books
Lazy Week ► Read 4 - 6 Books
Slow Fortnight ► Read 7 - 9 Books
Bored Month ► Read 10 - 13 Books
Never Ending Year ► Read 14+ Books
Subgenres of romance under the spoiler
Two can also mean repetition. Read a book about second chances.
5 - High Five. Read a book where a character is a sports fan or has a best buddy. Or read one about a character with a strong need for approval. There are five points on a star. Read a book with a star on the cover or title.
In a biblical sense, both man and the serpent were created on the sixth day, therefore, the number six represents both man and rebellion. Read a book were the main character is a man or about a rebellion or resistance to some regimen.
7–Lucky Seven. Read a book where a character is extremely lucky or a book about anything game related (gambling, bets, poker night, drinking game, you get my point). In the Old Testament, 7 is the number of days it took for God to create the world. Read a book with a tight deadline.
9–Is the name of a film set in a post-apocalyptic future. Read a book set in, or where a character comes from, a post-apocalyptic future
10 – 10th of June is the day of Camoes, Portugal and the Portuguese communities. Read a poetry book or a book that has a writer as the main character. Or read a book where the protagonist is Portuguese or Brazilian or speaks Portuguese. Or read a book where the main character struggles to save a precious item.
11–Its etymological originates from a Germanic compound ainlif meaning "one left". Read a book with only "one left" - it can be the only option left, or the only survivor, or the last of a set of events, the last book left in a series, etc.
12– 12 days of Christmas. Read a book about Christmas, Christmas songs or that has a cumulative title, like Once Bitten, Twice Shy. 12 is also the governmental perfection. Read a book with a character or author named as one of the 12 Apostles, or set in Israel. There are 12 zodiacal signs. Read a book with zodiac or one of the signs on the cover or in the title
13– Black cats, voodoo dolls and Friday the 13th. Read a book about superstitions, bad luck or the occult. Friday the 13th is also known among programmers for causing a computer bug. Read a book about computer viruses, computer hacking or some technological challenge like in Digital Fortress.
14–The 14th amendment defines US citizenship rights, and importantly, gave African Americans the right to citizenship in America. Read a book where a character moves to the US, or is based in 19th century America.
16– Sweet 16. Read a book where a character (doesn’t have to be the MC) reaches 16 or has a sweet 16 party. Or read a Young Adult book.
17–The shortest form of Japanese poetry (known as Haiku) contains exactly 17 syllables. Read something set in Japan. It takes 17 muscles to produce a smile. Read something that puts a smile on your face.
18–Number of holes on a golf course. Read a book about a professional sportsperson, or where a character plays golf, or golf is part of the title or cover of a book
19–The worst worldwide influenza pandemic ended in 1919. Read a book from the medical genre, or a book with a character who is a Doctor or Nurse, or a book where someone dies from the flu.
21 – Is the legal age for drinking. Read a book where someone has a drinking problem, is an ex-alcoholic or overcome some addiction. 21 can also be Black Jack. Read a book set or where the character goes to Las Vegas, or has a casino or a game of Black Jack or vingt et un is involved.
22–In French, "22" is used as a phrase to warn of the coming of the police (typically "22, v'là les flics!", "22, here come the cops!"). Read a book that is a police procedural, or has a strong police presence.
25–British slang for £25 is "Pony." Read a book about a horse or has a picture of one on the cover.
29–and holding. Read a book where the main character is about to turn 30.
It seems I just can't stop joining challenges at the moment, at least they are year long ones.
My goal is: Never Ending Year ► Read 14+ Books
Start date today 18th of August 2013 and I will finish by 17th of August 2014.
16/16 books read
1: Unwind by Neal Shusterman. - one word title and first in a series. (finished 20th of August 2013)
2: Playing for Time by Barbara Bretton - romance book (finished 17th of November 2013)
3: The Owl Service by Alan Garner - has a love triangle. (finished 9th of September 2013)
4: Buried Child by Sam Shepard - set on the US (finished 24th of November 2013)
6: Wish Upon A Star by Trisha Ashley - where the main female character is a mother (finished 5th of December 2013)
8: Watership Down by Richard Adams - Fiver predicts the future (finished 25th of August 2013)
15: Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi - Read a book showing the faint glow of light on the cover. (finished 11th of October 2013)
20: Vegan, Virgin, Valentine by Carolyn Mackler - Mara is a straight A senior (finished 18th of September 2013)
23: The Weirdstone Of Brisingamen by Alan Garner - Read a book with a title that begins with "W." (finished 4th of September 2013)
24: Fathom by Ashley L. Knight - Read a book in one day (read 26th of August 2013)
26: Life of Pi by Yann Martel - aboard a ship (finished 19th of August 2013)
27: Shifty Business by Olivia Hardin (finished 14th of September 2013) The Witching Hour by Anne Rice (finished 11th of October 2013) Titus Groan by Mervyn Peake (finished 16th of November 2013) - Read a book from 3 different trilogies - yes, that means 3 books
28: Æsel by Kristina Stoltz - Black and White cover (finished 25th of September 2013)
30: The Vampire Lestat by Anne Rice - Read a book where a character has an abnormal life spam (finished 2nd of September 2013)
31: The Queen of the Damned by Anne Rice - read a book about the end of a cycle or a new beginning. (finished 4th of October 2013)