Saturday, January 2, 2016

The Reading Games: January Kickoff

The three of us got together on Christmas Eve to have a little meeting about possible ideas for the blog for 2016. Something that we ended up discussing was how we all want to read more in the new year, and Ally suggested that we have a little family contest among ourselves to motivate us. And so The Reading Games were born!

Each month, we're going to make a list of the books that we're planning to read in that month. For every book read, we get a sticker on the sweet poster board tracker that Melissa and Ally created:

EDIT 1-3-2015: After checking with Ally, we only get the sticker for the month if we read ALL of the books we said we would in that month. This is to motivate us to complete our reading lists for the month. Ally and Melissa also inform me that we don't have enough stickers to award one sticker for each book read. XD

Whoever racks up the most stickers at the end wins a prize (plus bragging rights): we're all kicking in a few dollars for a new book to go to the victor. We'll be making progress posts at the end of each month and then also posting the new reading lists for the beginning of the month.

Our January reading lists are:


The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
Palace of Mirrors by Margaret Peterson Haddix
The Isle of the Lost by Melissa de la Cruz

Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
Chase Tinker and the House of Mist by Malia Ann Haberman
Passenger by Alexandra Bracken

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey
The Dark Days Club by Alison Goodman
Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined by Stephenie Meyer

This should be very interesting, as we're all highly competitive people lol, but it's also going to be a lot of fun. We'll report back at the end of January with how we did!


  1. Ohh sounds like fun! What is the prize?

    1. We're all giving about $5 each so that the winner can buy a new book!

  2. This is such a GREAT idea! I love how it's a challenge between you three, that it involves books, the prize is books AND it's bookish Hunger Games :D WHEN are you guys going to adopt me already so I can take part in all of this fun XD Good luck to all of you and: May the Bookish Odds be Ever in your Favor ;)

    1. Hahaha! Thank you! I'm hoping that having a plan for reading each month will also help me to FINALLY make my GR goal this year! :D

  3. This is such a cool idea! I love it ^^ I'm very tempted to ask my sister to do one like this with me XD

    1. I hope it works out! Back when the three of us had a lot more reading time, we had a lot of fun reading together, even when we were reading different books. :D

  4. Good luck!! I love this idea :D I get very competitive so this would definitely help me read more. I'm looking forward to Passanger and I really would like to read The 5th Wave.

    1. The 5th Wave movie looks so good! I saw the trailer before The Force Awakens and really want to read the book now, lol. I loved Alexandra Bracken's The Darkest Minds, so Passenger is absolutely a must-read for me!


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