For writers, reading is akin to exercise for athletes. It's hard to keep in top shape if you don't do it. But for me in 2015, reading-- at least for pleasure-- fell way to the bottom of my to-do list. With two books to promote and two to write, reading for fun got squeezed out of my day.


It's not something I'm proud of, and I won't say that I didn't read anything for fun, but it definitely was far less than I used to.  So this year, I'm doing something about it.


#1- I volunteered as a Romance Writers of America RITA judge. Though it was a requirement to enter Pairing Off in the competition, I look forward to that box o' books arriving sometime in early January.


#2 I signed up for the TBR Challenge at Wendy the Super Librarian's website. Last year, to support my many new author friends, I bought a lot of books that I've not yet read. There have also been a few books/authors on my to-be-read list for a long time. I hope that 2016 is the year I get to read at least a few of them.


I'll be blogging about my #2016TBRChallenge on Booklikes, Goodreads, my webpage and across my social media. (Now that they're all linked...yippee!) Give me a follow and chime in with your 2016 reading challenges and recommendations.


By the way, if anyone out there has a challenge item to read a #SportsRomance or a romance set in Russia....I'm happy to make recommendations. ;)