Sunday 5 January 2014

The 2014 Book Challenge: Januarys book


Thanks for stopping by. Adventures from the Bookshelf is a new literature and lifestyle blog. I was inspired to create this blog as I have ran blogs before, but I never had the motivation to post regularly enough, despite really enjoying blogging and the community that goes along with it. 

But this year to help myself maintain my blog, I've set myself a challenge! Every year I buy the Waterstones Literary Quotes wall calendar, for each month there is a different quote from a famous writer. So, what better way to widen my reading than to have a monthly author picked for me by the Waterstones calendar? Each month I plan on reading a book from that months author, and then write a full review on this blog. The full list can be found here, and if you want to join me or get involved with the blog, let me know. 

Januarys Book

This months author is Lewis Carroll, so it makes sense for me to read his most famous book Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. (What a coincidence that the first book on the list co-incicides with my blog name!) I am really looking forward to reading this book, as I have not read it since I was a child, so it will be interesting to see if I gain a different perspective rereading it as an adult. 

Let me know in the comments section if you're setting yourself a reading challenge this year too. (And if you're going to join me with my challenge!)


  1. I've set myself a 30 book challenge on Goodreads - but I really like the idea of using Waterstone's calendar!

    1. I've set a Goodreads challenge too. Hopefully I'll read 25 books this year, but I just thought that the calendar challenge would keep me on-track as I'd be reminded everyday. Haha! x

  2. Great idea for a challenge!
    This year I'm trying to make an effort to read the books I've already purchased before buying too many more! x

    1. Oh, that sounds like a good challenge too. I probably should be doing that one, I spend far too much at Waterstones! x

  3. What a brilliant idea! Can't wait to read what else you are going to be reading this year!
    I'm also doing a bit of a book challenge- I've bought and put to the side 15 different books that have been lying around my room and this year I'm going to read them all! I've wrote more about it on my blogs, including each book and why I bought it in the first place.

    1. Brilliant! I'm glad there's so many book challenges going on at the moment in the blogging world. I look forward to hearing about your challenge, too! :) xx


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