Hey guys! It’s time for Random Reads. Yay! I don’t know about you, but each month I get to pick the next book I get so excited. It’s like unwrapping a present. lol Last month I picked and read The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly. You can see my review for it here.
In short, Random Reads is 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.
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
Now onto this month’s Random Read! This month Random.org chose…
#188 on my to-read list, The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab, and it’s been on my to-read list since August 2, 2011, so not quite a year yet, but getting there!
It’s amazing how quickly things get to the bottom of your to-read list. I remember adding this to my list after seeing it all around the book blog community just before and just after it came out, and I told myself I really needed to read it soon since everyone seemed to be liking it. Then, before you know it I’ve forgotten about it and it’s been almost a year since it’s been on my list.
That’s why I love Random Reads though. It’s not about reading books you never wanted to read, but reading books that got drowned out in the spotlight of newer books until eventually they get pushed so far down your list, that you forget about them. If you feel like that happens to you a lot, then I hope you’ll join in. I know we all have a lot of ARCs and other books we have to and want to read. But donate your time to one book in need a month. That’s it! Just one, and maybe one of these days you’ll be so caught up on your list that you’ll just have new releases and new older finds to read. Probably not, but here’s to dreaming, right?
Anyways…I’ve put it on hold at my library and will read it soon!
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 Meme