May many blessings and joys come your way this new year. What goals do you have for 2018? I am aiming to learn a lot more about grace (my One Word for this year), but I’m also diving back into a couple of different writing projects. Firstly, there’s the fictional story I began during last November’s NaNoWriMo. I want to finish the first draft this month and tackle my first round of edits during February and March. Secondly, I’m jumping back into a Bible study I began writing about a year or so ago. (The time frame eludes me, quite honestly; it’s been on my heart for a long time now, I know that!)
Here’s a little more about both projects (both copyrighted by me):
When a young boy is put on a transplant list, the mother who raised him confronts the one who birthed him in order to save the child of her heart.
A study on Caleb provides insight into having positive-minded faith and building up a legacy of positivity.
Now for the reading challenge I promised you last month.
This year, instead of a list of things to find in a book or on a book’s cover, I thought I’d try something different. Every month, I will share a theme or genre. There won’t be a set number of books to read, so that part is completely up to you. It will be fun to see how many books we each read during the course of each month and the entire year. I will also add a handy button on the right-hand side of my blog, so that you may easily find your way back to the month’s challenge page to update us all on which books you’ve read.
If you’re anything like me, you’ve got lots and lots of books shoved into your bookcases, stacked on the floor or any flat surface, and even tucked between other stacks of books. I love starting off a new year by reading as many of these already-owned-but-not-yet-read books as I can. This month, let’s see how many to-be-read (TBR) books we can clear off our “shelves”!
January’s TBR Extravaganza Challenge: Read books from your TBR stacks or shelves.
1. The books must have been owned by you prior to 2018.
2. Both physical copies and electronic (Kindle, Nook, etc.) count.
3. There is no page limit, so anything from short stories to epics count.
4. Rereads do not count for this one.
5. Update us about which books you read for this challenge in the comment section of this article.