Read a holiday gift, use a holiday bonus or gift card to buy a new read, or use this challenge as an excuse to get out from under your reading light and actually go out to a brick and mortar store to find your next read (photos of bookstore shelves are fun but not required).
My review: Picking Over Royal Bones
If for some reason (other than it started to get awful or awfully hard to read as had dragged on well past any originality) you stopped reading in a series, start reading the next book in series (re-reading the last one because it's been so long your forgot is acceptable; duology and trilogy books also count as series reads).
My review: Wexford's Retirement – or Is It?
Read any book published January 2013 to March 2014. No particular country or format for that publish date; if anything anywhere gives a date in that range, it qualifies.
Saints of the Shadow Bible first published: November 7, 2013.
Read something you might not normally except that a post or review on booklikes (or elsewhere in the blogosphere) tickled your fancy.
A huge blockbuster that's been reviewed favorably by several of my friends as well, here and on Leafmarks.
Read something from a favorite author. Preferably new to you (does not have to be a new release) but re-reads acceptable if that's what you are in the mood for.
(This was in fact a reread.)
My review: "Is Love a Fancy or a Feeling?"
Read a book from new to you author, a new to you series or a genre/sub-genre new to you (or a genre you very seldom read).
New to me author (though already on my TBR list for quite a while).
Read something you already own from To Be Read piles, mounds, mountains, shelves, bookcases, closets, boxes, ereaders, etc.
Post some choices out to your booklikes friends and see if anyone will do a buddy read or a read-along with you. If no takers or in conjunction with: check out some booklikes discussion rooms for group/buddy reads. Or, group/buddy reads on another site. I'm hoping by August some of the booklikes new features will have improved group/buddy read options.
Post three to eight books you are thinking of reading and let your booklikes friends comment on why they'd pick one or another. If booklikes has poll options by then, you can also use that. If not enough friends or not enough commenting to help you choose, choose among those books by reading reviews on book's booklike page (if booklikes still has not consolidated editions yet, you may need to view more than one edition's page to find good reviews).
Participate in a group read with book discussion (book of the month, group read, book club, whatever). Can be here on booklikes, a real life book club, goodreads, The Reading Room, BookRabbit or wherever. Just be sure to link to the group read if not a real life book club.
"Reading Jane Austen" – Third Group Read: Sense and Sensibility
"Classics" – March '14 Group Read: Mansfield Park
My review of Mansfield Park: "We have all a better guide in ourselves, if we would attend to it, than any other person can be."
Read a book that caught your interest from recent review or status update posts by friends on booklikes (from dashboard, down righthand column underneath your currently reading there is a choice to see all posts or just reviews; clicking "just reviews" might be helpful).
Read any book with a 2014 publication date (any country, any edition/format release with a 2014 published date). (Hey, I said it was a wimpy challenge).
To participate in the challenge: Each month, post or reblog that month's challenge.
Tag all challenge related posts as "2014 Wimpy Book Challenge." At a minimum, note what you will be reading. Preferably, note what you'll be reading, keep us all updated on your status throughout the month, and actually review the things.
If you forget to start in January or miss a month, just go ahead and post those months whenever. Whenever, whatever, adjust to suit – an intentionally wimpy challenge not as "demanding" as some 30-day ones.