Reading Challenge

I’ve been contemplating blogging about some of my goals for this year (especially since one of them is becoming more active on this blog…), but honestly haven’t gotten around to it. But a few ladies I follow on Twitter have shared their progress in Tim Challie’s 2017 Reading Challenge, so I thought hey, why not? šŸ™‚

This year I have decided to take on Tim Challie’s Reading Challenge. I’m doing the “obsessed” plan and doing it my own way, as I acquire or come across books that fit the categories. I’ve planned a little bit for some categories, but I’m also leaving room for flexibility. I’ll try to write a short review/synopsis of each book I read, but I can’t make many promises until graduation in May. šŸ˜‰

Here’s what I’ve read so far this year…

  • A biography – Killing Jesus by Bill O’Reilly
  • A book with at least 400 pages – A Killer Among Us by Charles Bosworth Jr. (clocking in at 460 pages)
  • A book for children or teens – Time’s Divide by Rysa Walker
  • A memoir or autobiography – Upstairs at the White House: My Life with the First Ladies by J.B. West

And here’s what I’m currently reading…

  • A book written by an author with initials in their name – The Amber Project by J. N. Chaney
  • A book used as a seminary textbook – Christ-Centered Preaching by Bryan Chapell (yes, this is one of my textbooks for this semester. #twobirds)
  • A book about the Bible – An Introduction to the New Testament by D. A. Carson & Douglas J. Moo

As far as pacing goes, I’m a tad behind but the first few months of this year are a tad busier than the rest of the year will be so I know I’ll have a chance to catch up.

If you’d like, you can also follow my progress on Goodreads and catch the soundbite version of my reviews. šŸ˜‰

Who else is doing this reading challenge? What books are you reading this year?


2 thoughts on “Reading Challenge

  1. I saw the reading challenge but opted for a less structured approach! I’m committing to reading at least three novels this year on top of seminary and thesis workload. Plus personal interest biblical studies reading. I’m reading “Infinite Jest” by David Foster Wallace for my first novel and am working through Cynthia Westfall’s new book, “Paul and Gender”. You should check it out–it’s brilliant!


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