The 2015 Book Memories Challenge

You guys remember how I said I was only participating in four challenges this year? Well, I lied. Sort of. I saw Ursula Uriarte post on Instagram about the Book Memories Challenge hosted by Grown Up Fangirl. I thought this was an amazing idea. Basically, you find a container and every time you read a book, you write down a quote from said book and put it in your container. At the end of the year, you get them all out and read them to see what passages or words or quotes meant something to you. How cool is that? I already write down some of my favorite lines in a notebook that I keep with me at all times when reading, so this was a perfect challenge for me. I suppose it’s not really a challenge though, more of a way to document lines in books that mean something to you. Either way, I love the idea and I jumped on board. So far, I have 5 quotes in my container and I can’t wait to keep on filling it up. I think this is going to be a perfect way to document my reading for the year but more fun than just keeping up with it on Goodreads. I love finding quotes that speak to me. After Sarah Shotts asked me if I’d posted about it on my blog (which I hadn’t), I knew you guys would probably be interested and thought I’d share. If you want to participate, the hashtag designated is #bookmemorieschallenge15. Also, don’t stress: you don’t have to post a picture of every quote. I’m taking a picture of each one next to the book, but I’m only posting one every once in a while. However, I thought I’d share the first five with you so you could see what I’ve written down so far. 🙂

First, here’s a picture of the container I found to use and what I’m writing my quotes down on (due date cards that we no longer use at the library):

Book Memories Challenge 2015 And now, here’s the first five quotes I’ve found for the challenge. I’ll include the full quote beneath it in case you can’t read my writing!

Throne of Glass quote

“Still, the image haunted his dreams throughout the night: a lovely girl gazing at the stars, and the stars who gazed back.”

Dash & Lily's Book of Dares

“I wanted to believe I could be somebody in here just for me.”

The Iron Trial

“And despite himself, despite the terrible thing he was doing, despite all of it, Call began to grin.”

Girl Online

“Sometimes you have to face up to your fears to realize that they aren’t actually real.”

Never Never

“Her eyes are like two open books, and I suddenly want to devour every page.”

So there you have it, the first five entries into my book memories challenge jar for 2015. Would you guys be interested in me posting more of these as I go along? Maybe doing a monthly recap using these or should I post them as I read? Are you participating in the Book Memories challenge? If so, are you posting them anywhere that I could see? I’m nosy. 🙂

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22 thoughts on “The 2015 Book Memories Challenge

  1. Ooh, this is such a fun challenge! I love capturing memories like this. Might have to start doing this myself as well. And I’d love to see more pictures of your quotes as you go along! 🙂

  2. This is really cool! I do wish you could give a bit of explanation as to why each quote stuck out to you. I was already planning on reading it, but that quote from The Iron Trial makes me want to read it even more. It’s either really dark or really mischievous!

    • Can I say that it’s both? 🙂 There are parts that are both of those. It was a fun book and definitely enjoyable. I would recommend checking it out. I don’t want to explain the quote for it too much because it comes near the end, but the character develops a good deal before that quote, if that helps. I know I’m not doing a good job of selling it to you, but I would definitely recommend it!

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  4. I like this idea – and your jar and book slips are cute too! If I remember, I will highlight quotes in my Kindle as I’m reading. Most of the time though, I forget to do anything other than read the story.

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