Guess who finished her 50 books challenge for the first time ever!
That’s right – me!
A couple of days ago I finished rereading Harry Potter & The Chamber of Secrets, which turned out to be my 50th of this year, making me 3 weeks ahead of schedule and putting me on an average of one book a week.
Granted, I may have cheated a bit with some very, very tiny books. But they totally still count as books (and I read some very big ones, too, so I think the average is alright.)
Obviously, a lot of the reviews are still pending, but here is the full list of 50 books I’ve read this year, with links to the review if there is one.
All in all, looking back, I’m quite happy with this year’s reading (so far). I think this is a nice mix of literature, YA, classics, and different genres. From horror to detectives to romance to fantasy to epic poems, I have it all there. And I like it that way! I’ve never been one to really focus on just one genre or type of book. Besides, this year has definitely been a year of exploring different kinds of books for me, and in a roundabout way I’ve been exploring who I am and what I like. I think I have a slightly better grasp on that, too, even if just slightly.
I have some new favourites, and some books that I now know I truly don’t like.
It’s been a good year. Let’s hope the trend continues these last weeks of the year yet to come, and of course into 2016 too!
Did you do a (Goodreads or otherwise) reading challenge this year? If so, how’s it going, and are you going to reach your goal? Let me know in the comments below!
THE 50 BOOKS CHALLENGE
50: Harry Potter & The Chamber of Secrets – JK Rowling, 5/5 stars
49: Harry Potter & the Philosopher’s Stone (illustrated edition)- JK Rowling & Jim Kay, 5/5
48: The Moving Finger – Agatha Christie. 4/5stars
47: Aesop’s Fables, 3/5stars
46: His Dark Materials trilogy – Philip Pullman, 5/5 stars
45: Confetti Conflict – Carry Slee, 2 /5 stars
44: O Cruel Alexis – Virgil, no rating
43: What If? Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothethical Questions – Randall Monroe, 3/5 stars
42: The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson #2) – Rick Riordan 3/5stars
41: Between the Lines – Jodi Picoult & Samanta van Leer. 1/5 stars
40: An Astronaut`s Guide to Life on Earth, by Chris Hadfield. 5/5 stars
39: Tipping the Velvet, by Sarah Waters. 4/5 stars
38: Look Who`s Back, by Timur Vermes. 2/5 stars
37: The Rest of Us Just Live Here, by Patrick Ness. 4/5 stars
36: Dust and Shadow, by Lyndsay Faye. 3/5 stars
35: Everything Leads to You, by Nina Lacour. 4/5 stars
34: Kamikaze Girls, by Novala Takemoto. 2/5 stars
33: The Cuckoo`s Calling, by Robert Galbraith/JK Rowling. 3/5 stars
32: Weight, by Jeanette Winterson. 4/5 stars
31: Inkheart, by Cornelia Funke. 4/5 stars
30: Murder She Said, by Agatha Christie. 3/5 stars
29: Percy Jackson & The Lightning Thief, by Rick Riordan. 4/5 stars
28: Grijs Gebied, by Marion Pauw. 1/5 stars
27: Horrorstor, by Grady Hendrix. 3/5 stars
26: Beauty Queens, by Libba Bray. 2/5 stars
25: Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn. 4/5 stars
24: The Kraken Wakes, by John Wyndham. 3/5 stars
23: The Song of Achilles, by Madeline Miller. 5/5 stars
22: The Odyssey of Asterix, by René Goscinny. 3/5 stars
21: The Call of the Weird, by Louis Theroux. 3/5 stars
20: Vixen, by Rosie Garland. 3/5 stars
19: Lady in Dread, by Ryerson Johnson. 3/5 stars
18: The Martian, by Andy Weir. 5/5 stars
17: A Hero at the End of the World, by Erin Claiborne. 4/5 stars
16: All I Know Now, by Carrie Hope Fletcher. 4/5 stars
15: The Three, by Sarah Lotz. 4/5 stars
14: How Obelix Fell into the Magic Potion, by René Goscinny. 4/5 stars
13: The Wilful Eye (Tales from the Tower #1), collected by Isobelle Carmody. 2/5 stars
12: Mister B. Gone, by Clive Barker. 3/5 stars
11: Half of a Yellow Sun, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. 3/5 stars
10: The Day of the Triffids, by John Wyndham. 5/5 stars
9: De Zomer Hou Je Ook Niet Tegen, by Dimitri Verhulst. 1/5 stars
8: The Murder at the Vicarage, by Agatha Christie. 5/5 stars
7: Hyperbole and a Half, by Allie Brosh. 5/5 stars
6: The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak. 4/5 stars
5: Lies We Tell Ourselves, by Robin Talley. 4/5 stars
4: All That Is Solid Melts Into Air, by Darragh McKeon. 2/5 stars
3: The Autobiography of Yukichi Fukuzawa. 4/5 stars
2: Lolita, by Vladimir Nabokov. 2/5 stars
1: Leonardo da Vinci, by Walter Pater. 2/5 stars