26 Book Challenge


I LOVE a good book but in the spring of 2016, I realized I wasn’t making time to read anymore so I decided to take on the #26bookchallenge detailed in this post. I’ve given myself 1 year to read 26 books which works out to about 1 book every two weeks. It’s ambitious, but totally doable. Care to join me? Drop me a line in the comments and I’ll add you to our private Facebook group.


Started: April 18, 2016
Ending: April 18: 2017
Progress so far: 18 books in
Last book read: Minding Frankie by Maeve Binchy
Currently reading: Wuthering Heights (audiobook)
and Barbarian DayA Surfing Life by William Finnegan

So… what am I reading?

1. A book you own but haven’t read — Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls, 9/20/16
2. A book that was made into a movie — Room, 5/25/16
3. A book you pick solely because of the cover —The Drunken Botanist, 7/24/16
4. A book your friend loves
5. A book published this year — When Breath Becomes Air, 5/5/16
6. A book by an author you’re never read before — Glow, 6/1/16
7. A book by an author you love, North River, TBD
8. A book at the bottom of your “to-read” pile — Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
9. A book with a color in the title, The Rainbow Comes and Goes, (1/21/17)
10. A book set somewhere you’ve always wanted to visit — Bringing up Bebe, (1/10/17)
11. A book you started but never finished — The Rum Diary, 11/2/16
12. A book with a lion, a witch, or a wardrobe, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, 7/15/16
13. A book with a female heroine, The Golem and the Jinni, 11/19/16
14. A book set in summer
15. A book of poems
16. A book you learned about because of this challenge
17. A book that will make you smarter
18. A book with a blue cover — The Reading Group, TBD
19. A book you were supposed to read in school but didn’t — Wuthering Heights, 2/20/17
20. A book “everyone” but you has read — The Kite Runner, TBD
21. A book with a great first line
22. A book with pictures, Paris Street Style, 10/15/16
23. A book from the library — Minding Frankie, 2/13/17
24. A book you loved…read it again!!! — Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part II, 6/30/16
25. A book that is more than 10 years old, Naked, 12/31/16
26. A book based on a true story

You can also download this handy PDF list view I put together to track my reads — 26 Book Challenge PDF. LOVE a good checklist!! (Crazy laugh)26 Book Challenge