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