2016 Book Challenge – June update

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.

  1. Book based on fairy tale
  2. National Book Award winner 
  3. YA bestseller
  4. Book you haven’t read since high school
  5. Book set in your home state
  6. Book translated to English – *THIS IS DONE* Moonlight Shadow by Banana Yoshimoto
  7. Romance set in the future
  8. Book set in Europe
  9. Book that’s under 150 pages – *THIS IS DONE* Kitchen By Banana Yoshimoto 
  10. New York Times’ bestseller – *THIS IS DONE* Perks of being a Wall Flower by Stephen Chbosky
  11. Book that’s becoming a movie this year 
  12. Book recommended by someone you just met
  13. A self-improvement book
  14. A book you can finish in a day – *THIS IS DONE* Lake by Banana Yoshimoto
  15. a book written by a celebrity –. Yes, my accent is real by Kunal Nayer. Good stuff.
  16. a political memoir
  17. a book at least 100 years older than you – *THIS IS DONE* Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
  18. a book that’s more than 600 pages
  19. a book from oprah’s book club
  20. 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).
  21. a book recommended by a family member
  22. a graphic novel
  23. a book that is published in 2016
  24. a book with a protaganist who has your occupation – er…
  25. a book that takes place during Summer
  26. a book and its prequel
  27. a murder mystery
  28. a book written by a comedian
  29. a dystopian novel
  30. a book with a blue coverSymbiont by Mira Grant. Sequel to Parasite (book 20 on this list)
  31. a book of poetry
  32. the first book you see in a bookstore
  33. a classic from the 20th century – *THIS IS DONE* Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  34. a book from the library
  35. an autobiography
  36. a book about a road trip
  37. a book about a culture you’re unfamiliar with
  38. a satirical book – terry pratchett counts right? i have the last few of his books left to read.
  39. a book that takes place on an island
  40. 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.


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