A dismal effort.

Ah early 2015 Róisín – how hopeful, how optimistic, how naive.

I made just one resolution at the start of the year – to take the Goodreads Challenge and read 40 books in 2015. At the time, I didn’t think it too ambitious; after all, there are 52 weeks in a year. Surely such a feat is doable? Plausible even?

No, it’s not.

Instead of 40 books, I managed a mere 25, and even that was a struggle. Despite my best efforts to the contrary, often work, life and a lack of self-discipline (i.e. too much Netflix) got in the way.

To this end, I have revised my 2016 Reading Challenge to 35 and vowed to try harder.

These are some books that have made it to my list so far:

  1. Wild – Cheryl Strayed
  2. The Silkworm – Robert Galbraith
  3. Career of Evil – Robert Galbraith
  4. Go Set A Watchman – Harper Lee
  5. The Circle – Dave Eggers
  6. A Hologram for the King – Dave Eggers
  7. Gone – Michael Grant
  8. One Step Too Far – Tina Seskis
  9. The Princess Bride – William Goldman
  10. The Blind Assassin – Margaret Atwood
  11. A Little Life – Hanya Yanagihara
  12. Why Not Me? – Mindy Kaling
  13. The High Mountains of Portugal – Yann Martel
  14. What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours – Helen Oyeyemi
  15. Asking For It – Louise O’Neil
  16. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks – Rebecca Skloot
  17. All the Light We Cannot See – Anthony Doerr
  18. Play It As It Lays – Joan Didion




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