I love the Goodreads Reading Challenges. This year, I’m challenging myself to read a book a week. I read all the time, but since a chunk of my reading life is critiquing unpublished manuscripts or samples, I can’t log them on Goodreads. I love critiquing for my writers group and for my students, but I need to read outside of editing mode.
I learn so much as a writer by reading, especially when I read genres I’m less familiar with. So this year I really want to challenge myself to read classics and unfamiliar genres.
But to start with, I’m reading The Toll by Neal Shusterman. What’s your first book of the year?