Since the last update I’ve been reading a lot more than I actually realised, I’m stunned to discover that I’ve actually read three times more books over the last month and a half than I did the same time period before! It looks like this year might be the most successful reading year yet as I’m well on track to completing my Goodreads reading challenge!
Current progress, as of 26/03/17
I have read 39% of my overall challenge of 100 books, which means that I am 16 books ahead of schedule!
My last update recorded 10 books, but in the same time period this time I’ve read quite a number more, many of my reads correlating to The Ultimate Reading Challenge List. Therefore, I can definitely say that this last month or so has been the most successful update to date!
Books I’ve read since the last update:
Underlined = Books that are part of The Ultimate Reading Challenge List
[I also added on a rating out of five stars for each of the books I read.]
- Elizabeth Is Missing // Emma Healey 5 stars
- All the Bright Places // Jennifer Niven 5 stars
- The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die // April Henry 3 stars
- This Is Where It Ends // Marieke Nijkamp 5 stars
- The Infinite Sea // Rick Yancey 5 stars
- Eagle Strike // Anthony Horowitz 5 stars
- Abducted // Evangeline Anderson 4 stars
- The Raven Boys // Maggie Stiefvater 3 stars
- The Giver // Lois Lowry 3 stars
- Sabriel // Garth Nix 4 stars
- It’s Not How Good You Are, It’s How Good You Want To Be // Paul Arden 4 stars
- Me Before You // Jojo Moyes 4 stars
- The Last Star // Rick Yancey 5 stars
- The Little Book of Clarity // Jamie Smart 4 stars
- Confessions From An Arranged Marriage // Miranda Neville 2 stars
- Not That Kind of Girl // Lena Dunham 4 stars
- The Alien’s Abduction // C. K. Roxanne 2 stars
- Captured by the Sweet Alien // Ruth Anne Scott 3 stars
- Taken for the Alien Prince // Ruth Anna Scott 3 stars
- Mine to Tarnish // Jeneal Falor 3 stars
- Defaced // Marissa Farrar 4 stars
- The Knife of Never Letting Go // Patrick Ness 5 stars
- The New World // Patrick Ness 3 stars
- The Miserable Mill // Lemony Snicket 3 stars
- Owned By the Hitman // Alexis Abbott 1 star
- A Monster Calls // Patrick Ness 5 stars
- The Power // Naomi Alderman 4 stars
- The Extra // Kathryn Lasky 2 stars
- The One // Keira Cass 3 stars
- Overall, I’m really glad to have finished The Fifth Wave trilogy; it’s truly unlike any YA trilogy I’ve read before and I definitely recommend for anyone looking for some brilliant characters and thrilling plot.
- As always, anything by Patrick Ness. The film adaptation of A Monster Calls is also just as amazing as the book.
- Sabriel was a brilliant read. I went into it blind not sure quite what I would find. I was pleasantly excited to discover a fantastically-constructed world with memorable characters and a badass heroine.
- Abducted. While it seemed another awful romance on the surface, it was a surprisingly great read blending humour, drama and sci-fi elements.
- I added in some non-fiction books which I don’t usually read, my favourite of which is Not That Kind of Girl.
- Me Before You. Admittedly this was a good read, but it wasn’t as mind-blowing and polished as I wanted it to be. I finished the book feeling that something was lacking.
- The One. The third instalment of the series was the middle ground between what I hated about the first book and what I loved about the second.
Currently reading and plan to finish soon…
Quicksand // Malin Persson Giolito // 20%
Hunchback of Notre-Dame // Victor Hugo // 12%
Daring Greatly // Brene Brown // 10%
Tess of D’Urbervilles // Thomas Hardy // 4%
Betrayal’s Price // Lisa Blackwood // 0%
Ketchup Clouds // Annabel Pitcher // 0%
What are you all reading at the moment? Do you have any great reads to recommend? Let me know in the comments!