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New Year’s Resolution Reading Challenge #NewYearBooks

By Joyweesemoll @joyweesemoll

Graphic for New Year's Resolution Reading ChallengeWhat do you want to accomplish in the New Year? Will reading a book help you reach your goal, keep your resolution, or complete your project? Start the year off right by reading books that support your goals, resolutions, and projects.

The #NewYearBooks 6-Week Reading Challenge

Whether you want to write a memoir, wage a campaign, or wake up your creativity, there are books to aid you in your quest. The New Year’s Resolution Reading Challenge is to read one to four books that will stimulate action on your goals. Here are the levels:

Resolved: 1 book
Determined: 2 books
Committed: 3 books
Passionate: 4 books

The books can all support the same resolution — you could read four books on time management, for example. Or, read four books to help with four different projects — one book on spirituality, one book on keeping a budget, one book on photography, and one book on vegetable gardening (on your way to becoming an enlightened, thrifty, photographer with fresh produce).

The New Year’s Resolution Reading Challenge is a short event, running to the end of January (about six weeks) as we end 2015 and start 2016.

We will have a link-up every Monday from now through February 1st to share our book reviews, list posts, and early progress on our 2016 goals.

The #NewYearBooks Read-Along

In conjunction with the Reading Challenge, we’ll also do a Read-Along of a book that has wide appeal for improving lives. Here are some ideas:

Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert

Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life by Karen Armstrong

Smarter: The New Science of Building Brain Power by Dan Hurley

The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload by Daniel J. Levitin

The Marshmallow Test: Mastering Self-Control by Walter Mischel

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo

A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future by Daniel H. Pink

The Thinker’s Toolkit: 14 Powerful Techniques for Problem Solving by Morgan D. Jones

SuperBetter: A Revolutionary Approach to Getting Stronger, Happier, Braver and More Resilient–Powered by the Science of Games by Jane McGonigal

The Achievement Habit: Stop Wishing, Start Doing, and Take Command of Your Life by Bernard Roth

The Accidental Creative by Todd Henry

Are any of these books on your TBR? Or, do those titles remind you of books that you would like to read?

The link-up below is for sign-up posts for the Reading Challenge, the Read-Along, or both. Sign-up posts are a great way to introduce #NewYearBooks to other readers and to declare what books you’ll be reading to support your resolutions, goals, and projects in 2015.

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