I honestly can’t remember the last time I did a mid-year check-in to report on the books I’ve read and it feels like this would be as good a time as any to start these again. After all, it’s mid-year, right?
I still love to keep track of my books in LibraryThing but I’ve also joined Goodreads. This year I signed up for a 52-book reading challenge. According to the Goodreads statistics I’ve achieved 31% of my goal and I’m 10 books behind where I should be. My reading habits have changed. I used to read almost every day and now I can only grab 10 or 15 minutes a few times a week during lunch. It’s a luxury when I can read for a few hours in the evening or on the weekend.
Below is the list of books read so far in 2015 in no particular order:
- Graceling by Kristin Cashore
- Wisconsin Vamp by Scott Burtness
- Lock In by John Scalzi
- The Great Zoo of China by Matthew Reilly
- Station Eleven: A Novel by Emily St. John Mandel
- How to be a Woman by Caitlin Moran
- Hellfire & Damnation III by Connie Corcoran Wilson
- Assertiveness for Earth Angels: How to be Loving Instead of “Too Nice” by Doreen Virtue
- Gwendolen: A Novel by Diana Souhami
- White Heat 25 by Marco Pierre White
- The Dream Lover by Elizabeth Berg
- Balm: A Novel by Dolen Perkins-Valdez
- The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black
- The Art of Asking: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help by Amanda Palmer
- Deep Fried and Pickled by Paisley Ray
- The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo
Are you participating in any reading challenges or looking to beat the number of books you read last year? I read 62 books in 2011 and haven’t been able to get close since then. The 52 is a stretch for me but I’m certain I can do it. I have a longish commute to work and started listening to audio books to make theÂ trip seem not so long.