Book Girl Magic Reading Challenge

2018 Black Girl Magic Reading Challenge

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Along with improving my photography skills, I want to read more this year. You’d think that I’d read a lot since I’m a librarian, but I don’t. I mean, I buy books, start them, put them down to watch This Is Us and never pick them up again. This year, I’m going to meet my goal of 12 books for the year. Baby steps, y’all.


I discovered the Book Girl Magic Reading Challenge on Carla’s blog, Rae La Soul. The #BGMReadingChallenge is hosted on Instagram. This format offers a fun way to share photos and reviews of books that you’re currently reading or have read.

I have an Instagram that’s strictly dedicated to books, so feel free to take a look and follow along {FYI: Instagramming your books is called “Bookstagramming”}.

The first book I’m reading is The Librarian of Auschwitz by Antonio Iturbe. The novel is based on the real life of Dita, a 14-year-old girl who had the overwhelming and dangerous responsibility of caring for eight books that prisoners managed to sneak into Auschwitz. I’ve always been interested in stories of the Holocaust and the things that people did to survive.  I just can’t imagine living through such horror while trying to maintain some semblance of a normal life.

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If you’d like to see the rest of the books I plan to read for this challenge, click here.

Do you have any reading goals for 2018? Feel free to share what’s on your reading list in the comments.

Daenel T {Living Outside the Stacks}

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  • This is the first year I’m not doing any sort of reading challenge. Sure, I’ll be tracking my books in Goodreads, but nothing more than that. There is just so many other things I want to focus on in 2018, that reading would take away from.

    • I totally get it. I enjoy challenges {even when I don’t complete them} because they help me to set goals.

  • Oh, oh, oh, I want to join this book challenge. But I have started another one and I am a terribly slow reader. Ugh, what to do? I guess I can do my best with both? And of course, the book you are currently reading is one that appeals to me. But I am finishing one book, listening to two more. Not enough hours in the day.
    Going to try to write a book review this weekend for a book I know you will love. You may have already read it. And I don’t want to give it away here…tease that I am. Just stop by in a week or so to see if I have finally gotten my review written. XO

    • I’m a slow reader also. My problem is that I get too easily distracted {attention span of a squirrel}. I’ve decided I’m not going to beat myself up if I fall behind, I just want to finish 12 books this year, but having a guide does help.

      I can’t wait to read your review…

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