2016 Book Challenge – June updatePosted: June 27, 2016
WOW it’s been almost three months since my last reading update. The 6 books completed were all read in the last two weeks (granted 3 were short stories and 1 was a children’s book but still!!!). It’s amazing what a beach holiday can do for you.
KIV for now – red house by mark haddon. I have no idea where this was going. and just no.
Thinking of Giving Up – Yes Please! by Amy Poehler. – Think because don’t watch a lot of SNL, I don’t get a lot of what or who she’s talking about. Maybe.
Completed (yay!) – Kitchen, Moonlight Shadow & Lake by Banana Yoshimoto. Yes Three books by her. I think I liked Moonlight Shadow the most and Kitchen the least. But they are all beautifully written. All three tales still resonate with me.
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury – This has on my to read list for so long but I felt the ending was very odd. Like the book starts out so strong and was going somewhere. And then it didn’t.
Perks of being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky – it’s um. there’s a lot going on in this book and the ending is quite.. rushed. I don’t like the way it was written, i know it’s meant to be a teenager writing it but it’s very.. flat. I don’t get why there’s such a huge following for this book. I mean I don’t hate it but it’s not great lah.
Black Beauty by Anna Sewell – This was my absolute favourite book growing up and I decided to reread it because it was there. Now reading it again as an adult, I keep wondering if the writer is being passive aggressive about how she thinks people should be. HMMM.
Currently reading – Audition by Ryu Murakami. Not related to Haruki Murakami. I’ve only read 10 pages but I like what I’ve read so far. And can you tell I am going through a Japanese author roll? Also i have no idea which one this will fall under but don’t care. Read first.
- Book based on fairy tale
- National Book Award winner
- YA bestseller
- Book you haven’t read since high school
- Book set in your home state
Book translated to English –*THIS IS DONE* Moonlight Shadow by Banana Yoshimoto
- Romance set in the future
- Book set in Europe
Book that’s under 150 pages –*THIS IS DONE* Kitchen By Banana Yoshimoto New York Times’ bestseller –*THIS IS DONE* Perks of being a Wall Flower by Stephen Chbosky
- Book that’s becoming a movie this year
- Book recommended by someone you just met
- A self-improvement book
A book you can finish in a day –*THIS IS DONE* Lake by Banana Yoshimoto a book written by a celebrity –. Yes, my accent is real by Kunal Nayer. Good stuff.
- a political memoir
a book at least 100 years older than you –*THIS IS DONE* Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
- a book that’s more than 600 pages
- a book from oprah’s book club
A science fiction novel– I read Parasite by Mira Grant and it was awesome (it’s also a reread cause I wanted to read the sequel and could not remember much of it, and I don’t care. It still counts).
- a book recommended by a family member
- a graphic novel
- a book that is published in 2016
- a book with a protaganist who has your occupation – er…
- a book that takes place during Summer
- a book and its prequel
- a murder mystery
- a book written by a comedian
- a dystopian novel
book with a blue cover– Symbiont by Mira Grant. Sequel to Parasite (book 20 on this list)
- a book of poetry
- the first book you see in a bookstore
a classic from the 20th century –*THIS IS DONE* Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
- a book from the library
- an autobiography
- a book about a road trip
- a book about a culture you’re unfamiliar with
- a satirical book – terry pratchett counts right? i have the last few of his books left to read.
- a book that takes place on an island
- a book that’s guaranteed to bring you joy
HMMM 9 books in 6 months. Oh well. let’s see if we can pick up the pace.