It’s a new year, which means it’s time for a new start and for me, that means expanding my knowledge with some great new books! My Kobo Glo is an essential in my life and for 2015, I’m loading it up with all kinds of great hit titles I want to read!
The biggest challenge for me each year is finding time to read, but getting a fresh start means making plans to overcome my challenges and that’s what I’ve been doing! First of all, I decided that every Saturday morning, a time that’s generally a very relaxed one for me, would be spent reading a new book. Secondly, I decided to expand my reading by exploring some great new genres!
I’ll be the first to admit that I have an obsessive weakness for science fiction and fantasy novels. And while I do sometimes read other books, I tend to gravitate back to the same genre again and again. This year, I’m planning on diving into non-fiction a lot more and I started already by downloading The Year of Living Biblically by A. J. Jacobs. Just a few chapters in, I’m already hooked and I can’t wait to finish it tomorrow!
One of the best things about the Kobo eStore is that I can create collections of books that I want to read on my device so that accessing something in a specific genre is quick and easy. In fact, I have two other books in my newest collection, “Readable Non-Fiction,” already. And to help you find some great new books, Kobo has also partnered with special guests to share their collections with you as well! Here are the top five books in the collection created by Academy Award winner Nia Vardalos:
- Tell Me Again About the Night I Was Born by Jamie Lee Curtis – “Jamie Lee’s explanation of adoption is adorable and never preachy.”
- Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed – “Once I read her scathing and soothing words, I needed to be Cheryl’s friend.”
- A Prayer For Owen Meany by John Irving – “It is an unabashedly kind approach to parenting.”
- The Handmaids Tale by Margaret Atwood – “Growing up reading Margaret Atwood taught me to love the power of satire.”
- Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro – “It’s a compelling story of love and loss.”
To help you create your own collection of must-read books, Kobo has an amazing giveaway that you won’t want to miss. Twenty lucky readers will have the chance to win $100 in Kobo eStore credits to help you get a fresh start on your reading this year. Enter to win using the widget below!
Whether you check out some of the featured collections or make your own, you’re sure to discover some new treasures that you can’t wait to read. And remember that with the Kobo App, you can sync your reading across all devices to make reading more in 2015 fun and easy! Check out the Kobo eStore and the app today so that you can meet all your reading goals for the new year!
Disclosure: I am part of the PTPA Brand Ambassador Program with Kobo and I received compensation as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.