So this year I decided to up my target and read 35 books. This all seemed to be going well, I read 5 books in 10 days while I was on holiday and I thought that the challenge was off to a great start. It kept on going quite well until I started back at University. Since then I have only added 8 books. Which means that I am only 37% through my challenge, and it is almost August...
It's not neccessarily that I don't have time to read, but more that I would rather watch TV, or go on social media. Also that I just haven't been able to sink my teeth into any good books in the last four months. Well aside from one that I will share my review of soon.
So I decided to make a list of all the books that I have been meaning to read, or have started to read.
1. The Girl on The Train - Paula Hawkins:
2. Carry On - Rainbow Rowell:
I am a big fan on Rainbow Rowell, my favourite book is Fangirl. Which I have read around 10 times. This being the sequel, you would think that I would have read it so quick it wasn't funny but, I have a problem. This problem is that if I have a physical book, that I own I just don't ever get around to reading it as there is no pressure to do so.
3. The Luminaries - Eleanor Catton:
This is also the same reason that I haven't yet read The Luminaries, which my grandmother bought for me in 2013. It has just been sitting on my bookshelf taunting me. Well also possibly the fact that it is a really big, heavy book and as a person who likes to read in bed, I cannot hold it properly. I wanted to read this book ever since it won the Man Booker Prize. I guess it's the link to New Zealand. Also in my final year of high school my teacher read an old story that Eleanor had written for an assignment. It was amazing. Oh, also I might have to mention that we went to the same High School.
4. Glass Sword - Victoria Aveyard:
I have been meaning to read this book since it was released. I loved Red Queen, albeit eventually. I just found that I couldn't quite get into the weird dystopic power thing at first. But I gave it another go and completely loved it. But then I decided to read the novellas, and I have been stuck on Steel Scars for months. I just don't like reading books out of order. But I just cannot get through Steel Scars...
5. Lady Midnight - Cassandra Clare:
Are there any books that you have been meaning to read? How many books are you trying to read this year? Have you read and really enjoyed any of these books?