being MVP: 2015 Reading Challenge + $100 Kobo Gift Card #Giveaway :: 20 Winners! #ReadMore

2015 Reading Challenge + $100 Kobo Gift Card #Giveaway :: 20 Winners! #ReadMore

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I have professed my love of reading many times before. However, I have never really set goals for myself nor have I widened my scope of genres. As many people are making resolutions for 2015, I want you to join me in a reading challenge for a Fresh Start in the new year.

I usually read in bed at night after the kids have gone to sleep. However, I want to set a yearly goal of a certain number of books like some of my friends. It's neat to see their update at the beginning of the year to see if they've reached their goal. Although I am ambitious, I want to be realistic with my number so even though 50 would be awesome, I'm going to set my goal at 35 and see how I do. I love that e-readers such as Kobo make it ideal to read on the go, anywhere, any day so I am really excited about my switch this year.

Now what to read for my reading challenge? I loved the movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding and am inspired by Nia Vardalos' Kobo Collection of books and her reasons for selecting such titles:
  • Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed "Once I read her scathing and soothing words, I needed to be Cheryl's friend."
  • The Handmaids Take by Margaret Atwood "Growing up reading Margaret Atwood taught me to love the power of satire."
  • Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro "It's a compelling story of love and loss."

I will definitely be adding those to my 2015 Reading List which currently includes the following titles:
  • Painted Girls by Cathy Marie Buchanan
  • All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
  • The Valley of Amazement by Amy Tan
  • How the Light Gets In by Louise Penn
  • Inside by Alix Olin
  • Elephant in the Sky by Heather A. Clark
  • Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin: I just started reading this and am sucked in. It's odd because fantasy/magic books are not usually my top pick. However, the detailed adventure has me wanting to read past my bedtime.
  • Yes Please by Amy Poehler

If you are uncertain of making the leap to e-reader, you can check out the FREE Kobo App available for Apple, BlackBerry, Android and Windows. The Kobo bookstore boasts more than 4.2 million titles!

Start off a fresh new year by joining me in the 2015 Reading Challenge. What is your goal? What are the must read books that are on your list?

Kobo ‪#‎ReadMore‬ Challenge Month 2


  1. I actually do have a reading goal this year. My goal is 1 book every other week. (I'm already on book 3) For me, it is all about ensuring I am doing something for myself this year. I felt emotionally drained last year and realized it was because I wasn't stopping to ever do something for myself.

  2. I am trying to read for at least 15 minutes before going to bed each night.

  3. So happy to see that Elephant in the Sky has made it to your 2015 reading list. I hope you enjoy it! ~ Heather Clark


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