Do You Love reading books? Let’s join the #TBRChallenge by Blogchatter

Do you love reading books?

Do you love reading books? Well, I do!

I am guessing that you are a book lover too; that’s why you chose to visit this post.

But would you believe me if I say, I didn’t read even a single book in 2020! Shocking, right?

Sometimes I doubt myself and my choices too. But what to do, the last year was itself quite unexpected, and it was throwing such challenges that I had to make some tough choices.

But the good part is that I don’t regret making those choices. The best one was between ‘Me time’ and ‘Family time.’ Of course, I chose family time because it kept me sane during the struggling days.

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My Reading Journey

Anyway, coming back to the love for books, I read a lot when I was a teenager. I loved going to the Diocesan Community Library (DCC library situated in the Sacred Heart Cathedral Church premises, New Delhi) with my mother. I remember I would always request the librarian to issue me an extra book since I was a regular visitor. And, she sometimes did!

That time my favorites were Hardy Boys & Nancy Drew books. During my college days, I became a fan of Dan Brown & Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s stories. Later, I skipped looking for Author names while picking up books and read randomly whatever came my way.

My reading habits changed when I entered a new phase of my life called motherhood. And, for the first time in my life, I actually enjoyed reading articles online. That means my focus and interest changed from reading mystery books to anything related to motherhood and parenting. Now I was reading books only while I was traveling!

Nemit's DIY bookshelf with his favorite books

Nemit’s favorite books

Then came the time when I introduced books to my son, Nemit. He got his first book (feel & touch animal book) when he was 2 months old. And, now he’s 5 and owns a bigger collection of books than mine. Well, I don’t mind that. But I do mind not having a reading habit I once had.

Love reading books? Need some motivation?

It’s not that I don’t read at all. I still read a lot but not enough books. And that’s why I decided to take up this reading challenge with Blogchatter. I resolve to read more this year!

‘I’m participating in the #TBRChallenge by Blogchatter’.

I have set a goal of reading 10 books in 2021, I know it may not seem enough, but I want to keep the goal realistic & achievable. I am thinking of picking up 5 paperbacks from my collection and 5 ebooks from the Blogchatter Ebook Library.

If I can achieve my goal before the last quarter, I will gift myself some new books. Yay!!!

This is the kind of challenge I wanted for myself, flexible with no hard rules, just set a number, and you are good to go. If you, too, are looking for some motivation to get back to reading and a community to support you, then do join this challenge.

I am taking up a reading challenge with Blogchatter this year #TBRchallenge. If you too love reading books then you should definitely check it out!

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How to take part in the #TBRchallenge?

Simple, follow the steps below.

Step 1 – Create your profile on the Blogchatter website, www.theblogchatter.com.

Step 2 – Now log in to your profile, you can find the reading challenge on your dashboard.

Do you love reading books? Take the reading challenge with Blogchatter #TBRchallenge

Step 3 – Set the goal by entering a numeric value for the books you want to read this year.

Step 4 – You can upload book covers once you are done reading a book.

That’s it!


I will be writing about the books I have chosen for this challenge in my next post of the #TBRchallenge.


So, how many books do you read in a year? Have you ever taken a reading challenge? If you have to recommend one book to someone which one would it be?



 

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    Surbhi Prapanna January 26, 2021 at 4:38 am - Reply

    Yes dear Like you I also had a hard time last year and didn’t get chance to read much. In fact this year first I had thought to join the challenge but then not did due to same reasons like 2020. All the best for challenge .

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      Neha Sharma January 28, 2021 at 8:38 pm - Reply

      Thanks, dear. I can understand, this year is no different in terms of free time, but I surely want to bring in some good changes. So, I am shifting my Netflixing time to reading time.

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    Suchita Agarwal January 27, 2021 at 11:24 am - Reply

    Yay for 10 books and yay for keeping achievable goals πŸ˜€ All the best!

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      Neha Sharma January 28, 2021 at 8:34 pm - Reply

      Yay, thank you, Suchita. Now, I am feeling all pumped up for the reading challenge.

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    Richa Singh January 27, 2021 at 4:34 pm - Reply

    Yay! So glad to see you here – I have also kept a target of 10 books this year. And like you my 2020 reading was beyond dismal. Lets do it this year – here’s to all Nancy Drew and Dan Brown lovers πŸ™‚

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      Neha Sharma January 28, 2021 at 8:31 pm - Reply

      Super happy to see your comment here, Richa. This means a lot to me. Thanks for visiting the blog. Yay for books, lets do it.

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    Dr. Rahat Sayyad January 28, 2021 at 12:49 am - Reply

    I have never had the time to read books that were out of medical literature. Prior to medical college it was always a Nicholas cage novel or a thriller. But now its only newer advances in medicine πŸ€“πŸ€“πŸ€“

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    Smitha N January 29, 2021 at 9:17 pm - Reply

    I am not a book reader but my sister is book worm definitely I am sharing this with my sister definitely this is a good to post for her.

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    Seema Bardeskar January 29, 2021 at 11:40 pm - Reply

    #TBRchallenge does sound interesting and I do lag on my reading since last year thanks to Pandemic and having a toddler. Will try to get back to as much reading as possible.

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    Sakshi Varma January 30, 2021 at 12:51 am - Reply

    Infact I ended up reading a lot of books this pandemic! Not because I had time, but because it was my stress buster! I love reading while eating…. And that’s when I read the most! Good luck for your challenge!

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    Hansa Kajaria January 30, 2021 at 1:35 pm - Reply

    Reading is a fantastic hobby and like me my kids also love to read a lot. I too have taken part in this #TBRChallenge and already down with 3 books.

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    The Champa Tree January 30, 2021 at 5:55 pm - Reply

    To reconnect with the reading habits, a nudge is needed. Blogchatter provides that nudge so that we get back to the routine. Thanks for sharing this challenge.

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    Dr.Amrita Basu January 30, 2021 at 10:06 pm - Reply

    I read a lot since I was five.My daughter too has an enviable collection of books This is a good way to read more through this challenge..Thanks for sharing about the reading challenge

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    Ruchi Verma January 31, 2021 at 12:03 am - Reply

    This is a fantastic challenge, and I am so bad when it comes to reading books. Though I have not registered as I am sure, not able to do justice!!

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    Priyanka Chhabria January 31, 2021 at 6:16 am - Reply

    I started reading after I got married as I had some free time. But like you said, things change with motherhood. Now I am building a small library for me and Aarav:)

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    Jhilmil D Saha January 31, 2021 at 7:54 am - Reply

    I had been a book addict till my college days. Then the habit just went away with work and time. Niw once again I am trying to get into it. Blogchatter is really amazing.

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    MeenalSonal Mathur January 31, 2021 at 8:16 am - Reply

    Reading is surely a stress buster and a way to improve our writing, so reading is a must for writers. I think Neha you can surely cross 20 books in the year though you have written only 10 in the target.

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    Roma January 31, 2021 at 12:22 pm - Reply

    Wow I am so happy to be doing this challenge with you as you are a special buddy. Let’s nail it Neha and do more than our targets.

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