The 2015 reading challenge was a success! Although I didn’t reach 52 books, I set a personal goal of 20 and almost got there! Here’s a recap of books I read and books I loved!
Books Read: 17
Books I Loved:
A Popular Author’s First Book: The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison. I’m not sure if this counts really since this was my 5th time reading it but it is one of my favorite books! Such a beautifully disturbing commentary on race & color and how it affects the way we treat people. Looking forward to reading it again.
A Book a Friend Recommended: The Defining Decade by Meg Jay. So this has been a popular book in my sister and friend circles so I decided to read it. I definitely would recommend it to all twentysomethings. Although it makes you feel like you’re doing nothing with your life, it helps you understand why your twenties are so important!
A Book You Can Finish in a Day: On the Record by K.A. Linde & For the Record by K.A. Linde. I finished both these books in less than 24 hours each. I was just so captivated by the story I couldn’t stop! Typical response to K.A. Linde for me. And I just found out she’s planning two more books in this series! I cannot wait.
A Book By an Author You Love That You Haven’t Read Yet: Off the Record by K.A. Linde. K.A. Linde is a queen when it comes to romance novels and I loved her Avoiding series. I purposely waited to read the Record series until all the books were out so I wouldn’t have to wait to read them. I guess I’m not doing so well in diversifying my reading list after all lol.
A Book Set Somewhere You’ve Always Wanted to Visit: The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins. I have always wanted to visit London, England. A definite page turner and shining example of why you need to mind your own business. The title of this book should really be The Girl Who Should Have Sobered Up and Minded Her Own Damn Business. Read my full review here.
A Book by a Female Author: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. This is the first 5 star book I’ve read awhile! Read my full review here.
A Book by an Author I’ve Never Read Before: I Couldn’t Love You More by Jillian Medoff. A heartbreaking story of a tragic accident, disastrous relationships complicated by exes and children, I definitely recommend this one.
Check out my progress on the 2016 Reading Challenge Progress!