According to my book count on Goodreads, I have read 165 books in total and some more if you count the ones I can’t remember reading, there are a few that I can’t recall their names so they weren’t recorded. I’m not writing all this to show off (though I am proud of myself) it’s just to tally up and summarize what I’ve read up till now.
I began this year with a paltry twenty books because I knew this will be a busy year (but it’s funny though that I don’t feel as busy as I should) The other day after completing the initial 20 books I ramped it up to 50, so I have 30 more to read before 2013 and leaving me currently 13 books behind.
These days I’ve been reading quit a lot of urban fantasy and sprinkles of YA here and there but I want to fit some dystopia and classics in as well. Here are a couple of lists. Oh yes, there are lists but these aren’t that long.
To be re-read
The Scarlet Pimpernel (Scarlet Pimpernel #1) by Baroness Emmuska Orczy
– I read this about one or two years ago and I definitely know that I wasn’t fully capable of grasping the significance of particular events .The story takes place during the French revolution in and alternated from England and France.
The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials #1) by Philip Pullman
– I’d read this only last year but like the previous book (above) I failed to understand certain points, but not that much that I was left utterly confused. It was a lovely book, one I jumped right into! I simply enjoyed Lyra and the concept of daemons which got me to thinking about what animal mine would assume.
The Half Blood Prince (Harry Potter #6) by J.K Rowling
– This is my second favourite book in the series. I’ll be re-reading it for the heck of it and also to relive that particular time in my life when I could have been found all over the house reading the books, to recreate the feelings and images that formed in my head while reading it. Absolutely magical!
To Be Read (books I have that I haven’t read yet)
The Fellowship of The Rings (Lord of The Rings #1) J.R.R Tolkien
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
The Girl Who Played with Fire (Millennium #2) by Steig Larsson
The February 23rd Coup by Chetram Singh
It’s likely that I’ll deviate from this but it’s the plan for now. I was thinking about throwing in my wish list here but I’ll save it for another time.
Have you met your reading goal for this year as yet? What are your favourites so far? Are you finding time to read?