SO, unbelievably we are halfway through 2017 already!
I gave up reading during highschool and through most on university because I “didn’t have time for it”. That was an excuse, you make time for the things you love in life. As of 2017, my new years resolution was to read about 12 books (one for each month, you know keeping it reasonable). March I was already on my 13th read, so I definitely had to aim higher.
My 2017 goal was changed to 50 books in one year.
As of July 6th, I have read 32 BOOKS. Evidently my goal is not only achievable, but I may also surpass it!
Not only have I committed to making reading and literature a huge part of my life, I have even opened up to blogging and bookstagramming in order to interact with other book lovers like myself.
I use Goodreads and a self-made bullet journal spread to track my books, here is my read list:
Speak – Laurie Halse Anderson
Challenger Deep – Neal Shusterman
Why is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? Mindy Kaling
The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho
1984 – George Orwell
Sylvanus Now – Donna Morrissey
We Should All Be Feminists – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Wenjack – Joseph Boyden
The Pilot’s Wife – Anita Shreve
Doppler – Erlend Loe
Birdman – Mo Hayder
The 100 Year Old Man – Jonas Jonasson
A Thousand Splendid Suns
A Walk Across the Sun – Corbin Addison
The Strange Case of Dr.Jeckyll and Mr.Hyde – Robert Louis Stevenson
It Gets Worse – Shane Dawson
Bridge to Terabithia – Katherine Paterson
The Martian – Andy Weir
The Book Thief – Markus Zusak
The Handmaid’s Tale – Margret Atwood
Milk and Honey – Rupi Kaur
Nocturnal Animals – Austin Wright
Project Sunlight – June Strong
The Girl on the Train – Paula Hawkins
There Are Things I Want You to Know – Eva Gabrielsson
It’s halfway through June, I have not bought a single book (WOW). During this ban I have had time to create some helpful tips for myself and others when it comes to buying books on a budget (and having some self-control).
After the war, the mysterious Jay Gatsby, a self-made millionaire pursues wealth, riches and the lady he lost to another man with stoic determination. When Gatsby finally does reunite with Daisy Buchanan, tragic events are set in motion. Told through the eyes of his detached and omnipresent neighbor and friend, Nick Carraway, Fitzgerald’s succinct and powerful prose hints at the destruction and tragedy that awaits. – Goodreads
Classics / Fiction / <200 pages / Can be read in a day
You have probably seen this book all over your social feeds, and the hype is well deserved. I loved the story and I loved the writing. However, I could not give it 5 stars because I found the ending happened so quickly.
I wish I had read this long before now, it is a great read and I will definitely be reading more of his work.
The main story is clear and interesting, however I found I need to re-read it to understand more of the relationships and personal conflicts occurring in this book. I was so interested in Gatsby I ignored Nick and I would like to try again in order to understand him.
"'I'm glad it's a girl. And I hope she'll be a fool- that's the best thing a girl can be
in this world, a beautiful little fool.'"
I finally made it out home to receive my book order in the mail, thanks Indigo bookstores!!
I have always wanted to read Stephen King, I actually have had Bag of Bones home for a while, however I was always recommended to read The Shining and Carrie first. A Monster Calls has been alllll over my social media feeds, it has a lot of hype and I hope it lives up to my expectations.
I have never read horror, and as of 2017 I haven’t read much fantasy. When ordering these books – because there was a sale – I figured it was the perfect opportunity to add these genres to my TBR.
They all also tie in with my ongoing theme of reading books that are movies – more about that later ..