It’s that time again! Time for this month’s Random Reads and the first of the year 2012! Happy New Year btw!
For those who haven’t heard of Random Reads yet, read my first post about it here. I’ve also included instructions at the bottom of this post.
In short, it’s a meme where we pick a random book from our shelf to read within the month. I’m on Goodreads so I’m using a combination of the sorting feature and Random.org to pick the book I’m going to read.
Before I begin though, I want to mention another awesome way to help you guys cut into your to-read pile this year. In case you haven’t heard of it yet, you’ve definitely got to check out and join in on Evie’s 2012 TBR Pile Challenge! There will be new challenges every month, and I’ll just bet that some of those challenges could coincide with your Random Read for the month. So definitely head on over to Evie’s blog to check that out. I’ll be doing the challenges all year as well because I need to get rid of some of my old stuff on my TBR pile to make room for the new!
Now onto this month’s Random Read! This month Random.org chose…
#257 on my to-read list, Genisis by Bernard Beckett, and it’s been on my to-read list since August 12, 2011, which I suppose isn’t TOO bad. But I’m glad to finally get to it. It’s one of those that I added and sort of forgot about amongst everything else. Oopsies. But, it still sounds really interesting to me so I’m definitely going to give it a shot. Plus at only 150 pages it should be an easy one to fit into the month.
I just put it this one on hold at my library and will read it soon!
Want to join in on Random Reads?
- If you’re on Goodreads enable sorting to your to-read shelf (you should see numbers next to each book now).
- Go to Random.org and type in the Min as 1 and the Max as how many ever books are on your to-read shelf.
- Scroll down to the book matching the number Random.org picks.
- Link up to your Random Reads post (below).
- Read and be merry.
If you’re not on Goodreads just pick a random book from your list in whatever way you want to do it. You can use the method I used above or even just close your eyes and point randomly at a book on your bookshelf if you want (spin the bottle style). lol
Random Reads Buttons
Here is the meme button you can use and it’s copy/paste code:
Or you can use the longer “banner” version I used in this post instead:
Link to Your Random Reads Reviews From DECEMBERI got a couple requests on the last Random Reads to have a wrap up post where everyone can link up to their reviews. I’m not sure how to do this or if at all. But for now, while it’s not as popular of a meme, I’m going to skip this. If I get a good amount of people coming back to the meme each month, then I’ll think about this more.
Link to Your JANUARY Random Reads Meme