What better way to celebrate the unofficial start of summer than to set some reading goals for the coming season? Have you been in a reading rut recently? Have you noticed some holes in your reading habits: a specific genre, diverse perspectives, the amount of time you spend reading?
The Dotters Summer Reading Challenge is the perfect opportunity to start working toward your reading goals.
Personally, I struggle with poetry. I don't make time for it on my reading list. When I do, I find myself speeding through a collection in a day, seemingly to check off an arbitrary box. I don't force myself to slow down and enjoy each poem, each word. This summer, I'm challenging myself to always have a collection of poetry at hand. I'll keep reading all of the other books on my list, but I'll also make time for poetry - even if it's just a poem a day. Using the hashtag #dotterssummerreads, I'll keep you updated on my progress.
Will you do the same?
Want to join me on my poetry journey? Great! Want to make time to read two books a month? You can do it! Do you feel like you don't read enough short story collections? Perfect! Want to challenge yourself to read more books written by women? Me too! Set a reading goal for yourself and join other people who love to read by tagging your photos on Instagram and Facebook with #dotterssummerreads. Don't use social media? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to share your progress toward your goal.
As a bookstore, one of Dotters' main goals is to create community - a space where all kinds of people who like to read all kinds of books can come together and share their experiences. We hope you'll join us!