Sunday, 4 January 2015

My Reading And Writing Plans For 2015

Hey! So today I'll be discussing my reading plans for 2015, and suggesting some fun ideas you could
attempt, too. As some of you may know, in 2014, I attempted to read 100 books, which I didn't quite achieve, however I did manage to read 90 books, which I'm still pretty happy with!

This year, I won't be doing that again. Instead, I'll have a bunch of different sorts of books that I'm going to read, and I'll tick them off as I go. I found this one on twitter (I don't know who made it, so if you do, let me know and I'll edit this post and add credit), and here are the different books-

  1. A book with more than 500 pages
  2. A book that became a movie
  3. A book published this year
  4. A book with a number in the title
  5. A book written by someone under 30
  6. A book with nonhuman characters
  7. A funny book
  8. A book by a female author
  9. A mystery or thriller
  10. A book with a one-word title
  11. A book of short stories
  12. A book set in a different country
  13. A nonfiction book
  14. A popular author’s first book
  15. A book from an author you love that you haven’t read yet
  16. A book a friend recommended
  17. A Pulitzer/shortlisted winning book
  18. A book at the bottom of your TBR list
  19. A book your friend loves
  20. A book that scares you
  21. A book more than 100 years old
  22. A book based chosen solely on its cover
  23. A book you can finish in a day
  24. A book with antonyms in the title
  25. A book set somewhere you want to visit
  26. A book that came out the year you were born
  27. A trilogy
  28. A book with a love triangle
  29. A book set in the future
  30. A book set in high school
  31. A book with a colour in the title
  32. A book with magic
  33. A graphic novel
  34. A book by an author you’ve never read before
  35. A book you own but haven’t read
  36. A book that takes place where you live
  37. A book that was originally written in a different language
  38. A book set during Christmas
  39. A book written by an author with your initials
  40. A play
  41. A banned book
  42. A book based on/turned into a TV series
  43. A book you started but never finished
As you can see, there are 43 books there, so I will probably end up reading some others outside of that, as sort of a "free choice" thing. If you want to join me with this challenge, please let me know through my various social media accounts (see the bottom of this post, they'll be floating around there somewhere) and we can work through it together! I'd love to create a group of people doing this challenge, we can have a group name and all, it'll be fantastic.

Anyways, in addition to that reading challenge, I'm also conquering a few writing goals this year. As some of you may know, I am writing my first proper manuscripts for a trilogy, and so as I have finished the first draft, I will be frantically editing the first, 90K word draft.

In addition to that, I will be editing and hopefully publishing 2014's NaNoWriMo project that I wrote. If you want to know about that, click this here link. I hope to publish it on Amazon and iBooks, and I will let you know when that happens. It'll hopefully be before June, so look forward to that!

I will also be doing NaNoWriMo 2015, and hopefully I will be able to write a 50K novel this time. But that's a while off, so I'll update you on that front later on in the year. 

Anyways that's it for today! Please let me know in the comments, on my twitter @lilypherondale and my tumblr sherlockcrumpets what your plans are and whether you're going to do the reading challenge with me for 2015!

Thanks for reading and have a very safe New Year xx

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