I have officially made it halfway through my 50-books-in-one-year challenge! In fact, I`m already past it, since I finished another book since I reached the halfway point last week.
I am aware that I`m about 3 months late with reaching this point. Goodreads is kind enough to calculate everything for me, and it`s currently telling me I`m 7 books (16%) behind on schedule. But the most important thing to me right now is that I`m here, halfway, in the first place. It has been quite the journey so far, and though I`m roughly 110% sure that I`m not going to reach 50 books this year, I`m glad with every book I finish right now.
The reason for being very slow (aside from INTERNET), is that I`m actually very busy lately. With the UK trip, a sudden social life, and loads of other things, reading has not been on the top of my list of things-to-do. I do still try to read a bit every day, but I simply don`t manage to read every day.
There have also been some difficult and/or science-y books that took a lot of time to finish, causing me to fall behind simply because I had to read slowly to grasp what was happening.
For those of you wondering: “so where are the missing book reviews then? Because there aren`t 25 book reviews on this blog here”. I know. I know. I didn`t start doing book reviews until later into the year, so there`s a bunch right at January/February-ish that I haven`t reviewed and likely won`t review anytime soon either.
There`s another three books that I finished the past week or so. These will get book reviews. Eventually. I`m hoping to get them done before I leave for the UK, which would mean a sudden influx of book reviews for your entertainment, but I`m not making any promises.
For now, here`s a list of all 26 books I`ve read this year, in the order in which I read them. You know, in case you`re looking for books to read. I will add the links to the reviews later:
- The Hunger Games (Suzanne Collins)
- Harry Potter: Film & Wizardry
- Uglies (Scott Westerfeld)
- Catching Fire (Suzanne Collins)
- Mockingjay (Suzanne Collins)
- Alice in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass (Lewis Carroll)
- The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window And Disappeared (Jonas Jonasson)
- The House of Silk (Anthony Horowitz)
- Warm Bodies (Isaac Marion)
- The Measure of All Things (Ken Alder)
- The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Stephen Chbosky)
- Howl`s Moving Castle (Diana Wynne Jones)
- Horseradish (Lemony Snicket)
- The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
- The Little Prince (Antoine de Saint-Exupery)
- The Elephant Keeper (Christopher Nicholson)
- World War Z (Max Brooks)
- The Three-Cornered World (Natsume Soseki)
- The Gods of Gotham (Lyndsay Faye)
- E. Aster Bunnymund (William Joyce)
- Pretties (Scott Westerfeld)
- Red Dragon (Thomas Harris)
- Nicholas St. North (William Joyce)
- A Briefer History of Time (Stephen Hawking)
- The Jungle Book (Rudyard Kipling)
- Specials (Scott Westerfeld)
So that`s the list so far! If you have any recommendations for me, based on this list, then let me know down in the comments. I have a huge list of books-to-read, but I don`t mind adding more to them.
In the meantime, keep up with what I`m reading/have read through Goodreads, where I can be found through the link in the sidebar (the one that also shows what I`m reading right now, which at the time of posting is nothing, as I just finished Specials and am still reeling from that action-filled world).