I want to read 50 books this year for my Reading Challenge, that’s about 4 books a month, or 1 book a week. I definitely have enough books to last the entire challenge… My bookshelves are overflowing with books I need to read.
I didn’t read 4 books like I had intended to, but I made it to 3 and I’m happy with that for this month. One of the books took me a looong time to finish, not because it was a long read, but because I was bored and just didn’t even want to pick it up to read. Usually I’ll pick a book up and I’ll have a hard time putting it down until I’m done… But I’ll get to that in a minute.
My January 2018 Reads
The Catcher in the Rye – This has been on my bookshelf for quite awhile now. It’s been one of my DayZero Project goals for YEARS – no joke. So I figured, what better way to ring in the new year and a new reading challenge with a book that has been of my shelf for so long?
Within a few chapters, I could tell that Holden Caulfield had some anxiety and depression issues. So I was torn between wanting to root for him, but also thinking he was just a spoiled, entitled child. The book was ‘just okay’ for me. I’m not sure why people hype it up so much, I guess it’s just not my cup of tea.
Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone – Yikes, okay. Where to begin? This was my first time readying Harry Potter. I’ve seen the movies, but I was never really a fan. But again, this book is one of my DayZero Project goals, so I gave it a shot. It took me two weeks to finish.
First of all, wtf Harry? You are running around Hogwarts breaking ALL the rules. You lived in a CUPBOARD, do you really want to get expelled!? Damn. Also, you and Ron are SO mean to Hermoine? What’s that about? Are you jealous? Back off!
I probably won’t end up reading any more books in the series. #sorrynotsorry
Lucy in the Sky – I really like the style that the ‘Anonymous’ books are written in. The story is told through journal entries, like Go Ask Alice, which I enjoyed as much as Lucy in the Sky. As you read the journal you can see when the author starts getting out of control. It was a quick, light read and I was able to finish the book in a few hours.
That’s 3 books down and 47 to go for 2018’s Reading Challenge!
I’m hoping I get the chance to read at least 4 books in February, I don’t want to get behind too early in the year!
I’m currently just pulling books off my bookshelf to read, but if anyone has any suggestions, I would love to hear them! There’s nothing better then reading a book suggested by someone else, in my opinion!
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