A Book A Day Keeps the Boredom at Bay Reading Challenge hosted by Nothing But Reading Challenges.
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
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
I started this challenge the 18th of August and chose Boredom Level of Never Ending Year ► Read 14+ books.
As I have now read 17 books for this challenge I have finished it, there are others that have chosen to read books for all 31 days but I have decided to stop here.
I had a year to do this but I finished in less than 4 months.
HERE are all posts for this challenge.
Is the first day of the month. Read a book where the main character
(MC) has a first experience of sorts. Or is a one word title. Or is the
first of a series.
2 – One is good, two is better. Read a romance book or a book that has a partnership.
Subgenres of romance under the spoiler
Two can also mean repetition. Read a book about second chances.
Being the third wheel is never funny. Read a book that has a wheel on
the cover. Or has a love triangle. You can also read a book about three
4 – 4th of July is Independence
Day. Read a book with a red, white and blue cover, or that is set on the
US, or has the US flag on the cover. Or read a book where the main
character is fighting for his independence or for some greater good.
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
6 - In numerology the number 6 is
considered a feminine, nurturing, "mother" number. Read a book where the
main female character is a mother or becomes a mother.
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
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.
Magic Eight Ball. Read a Magical Book or a book where a character
predicts the future (visions, premonitions, tarot readings, any method
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
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.
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.
atomic number of phosphorus, which emits a faint glow upon exposure to
oxygen – hence its name given from Greek mythology, meaning
"light-bearer." Read a book showing the faint glow of light on the
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.
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.
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.
20–20/20. Read a
“number one book”: about a top student, a perfect score, a best seller.
You can also read a book where a character has one of the senses
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.
is the 23rd letter of the alphabet. It has two points down and three
points up. Half of W is V, which is the Roman numeral for 5. The "W" on
your keyboard is right between the 2 and 3. Read a book with a title or
series name that begins with "W." Or was written by an author with a
first or last name that begins with "W."
24–There are 24 hours in a day. Read a book in one day. Or one that takes place all in one day.
25–British slang for £25 is "Pony." Read a book about a horse or has a picture of one on the cover.
26th January is the Australia day or the arrival of the First Fleet.
Read a book set in Australia or aboard of a ship. You can also read an
historical book with action taking place on the 18th century.
Is the perfect cube (3 X 3 X 3). Read a book from 3 different trilogies
- yes, that means 3 books - Or read a book about a mathematic riddle or
code, books like The Da Vinci Code or The Eight are a good example for this one.
28–The number of dominoes in standard domino sets. Read something with a black and white cover.
29–and holding. Read a book where the main character is about to turn 30.
the hill or don't trust anyone over 30. Read a book where a character
has an abnormal life spam and is older than he/she appears (vampire,
fae, warlock, elf, etc).
31 – Is the last day
of the month. Read a book about last chances. Or read the final book of a
series. You can also read a book about the end of a cycle or a new
My list of books:
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)