This year I discovered Goodreads! And reading challenges! And it’s my new favourite thing.
I love Goodreads. It’s like Facebook but with books instead of people.
For 2013, I set a challenge to read 70 books. I had no idea if I could do it! I’ve always loved books, but it’s only been this year that I’ve become seriously addicted. I love keeping up with the new releases, reading book blogs, writing reviews, and stalking Goodreads.
So my challenge? In 2013 year I read…
That’s right! 107 books!!
Maybe that’s tiny to some people, but for me (who usually forgets to read in favour of writing), it’s huge. I’m happy.
I love that Goodreads does stats. I love stats.
Obviously, I need to challenge myself again this year. But I want to make it a little different.
Because I’m a) a YA-aholic, and b) turning ancient this year — I want to expand my horizons. I want to read wider.
Finding MG and Childrens books I’d like to read is easy…but finding Adult books? The whole concept of growing up is hideous.
Still, I’m making an effort to read a few adult books. For that effort, I should definitely get to have a Disney movie marathon or something.
Your help would be immensely appreciated! I’m looking, basically, for YA-Adult crossover books. Recommendations are appreciated!
So far, I’m thinking of:
The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery (I like the title.)
My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult (I liked the movie.)
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer (I liked the movie.)
A Game of Thrones by George RR Martin (Famous.)
Life of Pi by Yann Martel (I liked the movie…I sense a pattern.)
The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls (Recommended)
The Secret Life of the Bees by Sue Monk Kidd (Recommended)
The Help by Kathryn Stockett (I liked the movie.)
I need 4 more. And I’d like to know if you’ve read any of these? Recommend them? Not like them?
I’m willing to try anything, I just…(I feel bad for saying this) but if the writing is really thick and the paragraphs long and the language old-style, I WILL have trouble. I think I’m mildly (very mildly) dyslexic. I don’t understand classic books. It’s very frustrating, as I’d like to be able to read everything.
Happy New Year, blogglings!
(PS. If you want to friend me on Goodreads…do that. I review a lot more books then I post here. I promise GIFs and food.)
Cait always remembers everything she needs to do…at night. This poses a problem, because it’s hard to take photographs at night or rule the world. She just wants to sleep in the day. And at night. Sleep all round! She just finished reading THE SPIDERWICK CHRONICLES BOOK 1. After reading 8 books in 10 days, she wants a break.