"For those of you up for a novel dare, here is the Unofficial 2015 Bethany House Reading Challenge! Print it out, keep it on your fridge, tuck it in your ereader, share it with your friends! I’m going to give it a try myself.
A few rules (since this is such a serious and official endeavor): You may re-read books for this (but try to make at least half new books). You don’t have to read just BHP books. And a book may only fulfill one category. So, for example, if you read Les Miserables, which made you cry and has been made into a movie and is way more than 500 pages, and you’re from France and don’t normally read in that genre…it still only counts once. Nice try."
I think I'm going to have a lot of trouble finding a character with the same eye colour as me - mine are on the green side of hazel!
For anyone following my blog, you will know that in 2014 I challenged myself to read all the books that had been on my TBR Pile for over 12 months (for those who would like to go back in time click here). I didn't quite get through whole the list, but did get through most of them. There were 5 left.
So for this year's challenge, any books that are on my TBR Pile on 1 January 2015 will be on the list. Books added during the year will not be counted for the challenge; only those already in my possession and on the list will be counted.
Please join in with me this year and get going with your pile. Use your own guidelines for your challenge. Please let me know how you are going and what books you have been reading.
Now I'm sure you all want to know which books will be on my list for 2015 and here they are (books marked with a * were part of the 2014 challenge but not read):
Light Force by Brother Andrew and Al Janssen*
The Pledge by Jane Peart*
12 Questions to Ask Before You Marry by Clayton and Charie King*
The Circus Collection by Enid Blyton*
So You Want to be Like Christ by Charles Swindoll*
Spotlight of Faith by Bill Crowder
Hear Me When I Call by Charles Swindoll
Hunter's Prize by Marcia Gruver
It's Just You and Me, Lord by Marion Stroud
Snow on the Tulips by Liz Tolma
An Honest Heart by Kaye Dacus
God's Mountains, Meadows and More by Robin Jones Gunn
Let's Talk by Bill Crowder
Strong and Stubborn by Kelly Eileen Hake
Spoken For by Robin Jones Gunn and Alyssa Joy Bethke
From God's Word to a Woman's Heart by Janice Hanna
Finding Spiritual White Space by Bonnie Gray
Before Amen by Max Lucado
Moving Beyond Failure by Bill Crowder
The Land Uncharted by Keely Brooke Keith
That makes 20 books in all for my challenge this year.
A few I have already started reading, but you'll just have to wait for my updates to find out which ones.
I'm not promising how often updates will be. Last year, other than January, it was pretty much quarterly updates.