Almost at the end of week 18 and I’m only on the 11th book.
Books so far:
1. Heidi by Johanna Spyri
2. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
3. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time by Mark Haddon
4. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
5. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling (reread)
6. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
7. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling (reread)
8. Eats, Shoots and Leaves by Lynne Truss
9. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling (reread)
10. Persuasion by Jane Austen
Currently reading: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling (reread) 5 months ago
Last year I made it just over halfway to my goal: this year I’m much more on track to make it so far! I highly recommend goodreads.com as a nice way to track and plan your reading; It has helped me immensely. Again, I’ll add them to the list as I read them.
1. Cat’s Cradle
3. A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian
4. The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
5. Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
6. Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)
7. The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials, #1)
8. The Subtle Knife (His Dark Materials, #2)
9. The Amber Spyglass (His Dark Materials, #3)
10. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine’s
Peculiar Children, # 1)
11. Little Bee
12. Hollow City (Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, #2)
13. We Have Always Lived in the Castle 6 months ago
Maximize Your Potential: Grow Your Expertise, Take Bold Risks & Build an Incredible Career
Jocelyn K. Glei
Officially started this goal this week. First book.
The book had some nice tidbits about goals, risks and relationships (centering around business/career advice). However, I found it a bit fluffy.
Perhaps it’s because I’ve read a lot of these kinds of articles before but I didn’t really feel like there was anything there that was new. All the things in that book were things that have already been talked about online.
The better sections were ones written by researchers and professors in psychology (though I might be biased as I`m a psychology major).
I suppose it`s a good overview of what people are talking about in business nowadays but if you`ve read a lot of these things already, I don`t recommend the book. Surface level exploration of topic, wished it dove a bit deeper (i.e. would have been nice if they just focused on one topic or really explore what makes those great artists great… what are their processes and how exactly did they overcome their obstacles).
Okay book but I don`t think it was worth the $5 (Kindle Version). 12 months ago
Not as my life currently is. I just can’t fit a book a week in. And I don’t want the pressure of feeling like I have to rush through something to finish it. I will be ‘giving up’ on this and instead starting a new reading goal very soon. 12 months ago
I’m not really planning out my reading at this point, but will add books as I read them.
1. Kwaidan by Lafcadio Hearn: love this, read it again.
2. The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo
3. Not Buying It by Judith Levine: I enjoyed this much more than I did the first time I tried reading it. I valued her research findings more than anything else in the book, they’re worth reading it again in order to note them.
4. Blink by Malcom Gladwell: The first book I’d ever wanted to recommend to others before getting 50 pages in, and wanted to own before getting halfway through it.
5. The Neverending Story
6. The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
7. Would It Kill You to Stop Doing That: A Modern Guide to Manners
8. Swiss Alpine Folk Tales
9. The Wind in the Willows
10. The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle
11. Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger’s
12. Drop Dead Healthy: One Man’s Humble Quest for Bodily Perfection
13. Pippi Longstocking
14. Pippi in the South Seas
15. Pippi Goes on Board
16. A Bear Called Paddington
17. Little House in the Big Woods
18. Little House on the Prairie
19. Farmer Boy
20. On the Banks of Plum Creek
21. By the Shores of Silver Lake
22. The Long Winter
23. Little Town on the Prairie
24. These Happy Golden Years
25. The First Four Years
26. On the Way Home
27. West from Home
28. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone 20 months ago
It took me 30-40 minutes to read. It was okay. I didn’t really like the writing style, but the story itself was interesting. 22 months ago
I’ve read this twice before, once in 6th grade, and again in 7th. I enjoyed it then and I enjoyed it now. It took me 2 hours and 10 minutes to read. 22 months ago
This was a good book. It’s about a high school girl, named Ever, who gets gastric bypass, and how her life changes. It took about 3 hours to read. 23 months ago
It only took 84 minutes to read, lol. It was good, but a little middle school-ish. 23 months ago
... to make up the numbers! But it was fun thing to do for 2011. 2 years ago
So, I didn’t quite manage the book a week goal but I have really enjoyed taking on this challenge. On my 24th birthday I was still reading the last Artemis and I had already decided I wasn’t going to rush through it. So in total I managed 33 whole books. Which isn’t too bad really. An average of about 11 days a book.
The best part has been keeping a record of what I have read. It’s nice to look back over the year and see what’s happened.
I’m defiitely going to keep up the reading. I’ve already lined up my next book which I plan to start tomorrow. Maybe this time I can make the ultimate 52? 2 years ago
New Read! or Old Read
Started: Saturday 9th September
Finished: Wednesday 3rd October
Comments: I’m not sure how I feel about this. It was a great story but I’m deeply confused as to how I feel about the ending. It doesn’t feel like and end. But it is the end of the series. I need to have a really big think about it… and then I’m not sure I’ll know. Great plot lines though, interesting character dynamics and awesome to go on one last adventure with the gang that have been my train carriage escape for the last few months. 2 years ago
New Read Old Read
Started: Sunday 2nd September
Finished: Saturday 8th September
Comments: How strange that I should remember this one more than the last? Although I suppose I will have read it more recently… Anyway, Artemis has Atlantis Complex! Who will save the world? Not this new character Orion that’s for sure. Or maybe he will. It was great to have a new bad guy, that Opal gets all the plots. This time in was Turnball Root, evil brother of the recently decease Commander Julius Root, and he is out for revenge! Revenge and to save his beloved human wife?! It was definitely a great story. Plenty of twists and turns and a top quality cliff hanger. Bring on the final installment! 2 years ago
New Read or Old Read
Started: 12th August
Finished: 2nd September
Comments: I found this one a little bit trickier to get through but I think that might’ve been a little bit of Artemis Fatigue! After all this is book six and I did start reading them back in July. Anyway, it was a good tale, if you like a bit of sci-fi you might enjoy this one. Time travel certianly makes for some complicated situations! Sci-Fi meets fairy fantasy-brilliant. I think the best part is it was like a prequel mixed in with a whole new story which was really fascinating. It also explained quite a few things that made you question stuff from the previous books. I didn’t see any of the twists coming at the end which is always a bonus. By the end I really was looking forward to starting the next one (although it will be nice to hang out with some new characters soon). 2 years ago