Friday, 3 January 2020

#readlesmis2020 Reading Challenge

What is one book you know you want to read in 2020? When I talked about my reading goals for 2020, the main feeling I have this year is to rest and reset when it comes to finishing books. I want to read for joy, and I want to read books I've been thinking about for ages.

Less rushing to read what's new.

More finding gems on my own unread shelves.



One book I'm reading this year is Les Misérables by Victor Hugo. I loved the musical when I saw it, and who could ever forget Joey's On My Own solo from Dawson's Creek? #teampaceyforever

When Whitney at The Unread Shelf discovered last year that this book has 365 chapters, and therefore can be read a chapter a day, I thought this would make a fun reading challenge for the year. Plus, 2020 is a leap year, so we have a bonus day to finish :)



There are plenty of editions to choose from. I came across the Penguin Classics clothbound edition in New Orleans last summer, and I immediately knew this was the book I'd want beside my bed all year.

When I posted on Instagram that I'd be taking on this challenge, I was so surprised by how many people wanted to join! Right now there are about 60 of us reading Les Mis this year, which is amazing. If you'd like to read along with us, there is still time to join in; we're only on chapter 3. Hop over to Instagram and check out/use the hashtag #readlesmis2020 to participate. We also have a group chat going on Instagram, so you can send me a message over there (@jennbairos), and I'll add you.

Happy reading, friends.

xo
Jenn

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