Tuesday 30 January 2024

2024 Reading Challenge - A book a week.

I set myself a challenge in 2023 to read a book a week and passed my target, by reading 57 books. I decided to carry on with this challenge in 2024. 

I was off to a slow start not starting until the 2nd week, but I'm into the swing of it now and I've completed 4 books.

I will read more during the holidays and I know there will be times when I read a book a day. It helps working in a school where I have access to a wide range of books that are read in lessons as well as having access to a well stocked library and my mum and aunts read a lot so we swop books frequently.

January 2024 

The Long Forgotten - David Whitehouse. 

A long lost black box from an aeroplane found in the body of a dead whale, a crime scene cleaner on an adventure around the world to find the rarest flowers, leads to a young man named Dove discovering his identity. 

The Missing - C.L. Taylor. 

A missing 15 year old boy and family secrets unravelling. Is the mother's instinct right that her family aren't involved in his disappearance?

Better Off Dead - Lee Child and Andrew Child.

Reacher in another 'minding his own business' and getting dragged into something dangerous and coming out as the hero of the day.

My not so Perfect Life - Sophie Kinsella

Living the dream, on instagram, in the hope it'll come true one day, not realising all those perfect lives online were just that, online, and not real either.

I abandoned Buenos Aires after a couple of pages as I couldn't get into the style of writing to discover it was a Mills and Boon.


I've lined up Six books to read this month, with half term there will be plenty of time to read, I've already started on David Copperfield.

David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
A story of the exploitation of the poor and the weak, told through the eyes of young David and following him into adulthood where he helps those affected get their revenge on Uriah Heep. 

The Thursday Murder Club - Richard Osman.
A group of pensioners solve a 50 year old crime by linking it to a modern day murder, not realising the murderer is now amongst them and a reasonably good guy.

Metaphysical Poetry - Forward by Colin Burrow
Poetry by John Donne studied for A Level English Literature, studied in detail and most of George Herbert.

The Girl with all the gifts - M. R. Carey

One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest - Ken Kesey

Night by Night - Jack Jordan

The Dancing Face - Mike Phillips


  1. I've set a reading target for the first time in a long time - not as many as you though - about half as many, but I'm already 3 books down. My trouble is once I start I find it hard to stop, and everything else gets in the way! #PoCoLo

  2. I'm so impressed with the number of books you have read - brilliant. I tend to read before I go to sleep which probably isn't the best time! I have managed to read four books since Christmas but I was gifted several from my 'want to read list'. I couldn't wait to start reading them! #pocolo

  3. I didn't set a target for myself. But I did join an online book club. I've been in a reading funk and thought reading with others and discussing would hold me to my accountability. I thought it might be fun too.
    Visiting today from PoCoLo #9&10

  4. The Girl with All the Gifts is a book I've always wanted to read, I love Richard Osman, but the first book I found a little boring...it really does get so much better as they go along and without the first book none of it would make sense. You do really well to read so much. I wish I could