Tuesday, September 27, 2016

2016 Reading Challenges Updates #3

You guys. I don't know what's come over me this season. This summer I read...

28 BOOKS!!!

That is so incredible to me. I don't know what it is, but I've fallen back in love with reading - something I've been pretty out of touch with since maybe my sophomore year of college (around 2010). I've always continued to read for fun, but never to this caliber! Because I have so many titles to go through I'm not going to do full written reviews of each book, but I will leave my star ratings for each. If you're interested in a full review of any of these please let me know in the comments and I will be happy to write one or record a video with my thoughts! Anyway, here's where I'm at with each of my goals:

GoodReads Yearly Reading Goal: 40/20 books 
(I've completed and doubled this goal in the past few months! WOW.)
PopSugar Reading Challenge: 32.5/40

The Little Prince by Anotoine de Saint-Exupery
PopSugar Category: A book you haven't read since high school
Hard copy, 5/5

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz
PopSugar Category: A book that takes place during summer
Hard copy, 4/5

We're All Damaged by Matthew Norman
PopSugar Category: A book that is published in 2016
Audiobook, 2/5

The Paper Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg
PopSugar Category: N/A
Kindle eBook, 2/5

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, and John Tiffany
PopSugar Category: N/A
Kindle eBook, 5/5

Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen
PopSugar Category: A book at least 100 years older than you
Audiobook, 3/5

The Elephant Keeper by Christopher Nicholson
PopSugar Category: A book set in Europe
Kindle eBook, 4/5

Kalopsia by Andrea Michelle
PopSugar Category: A book of poetry
Kindle eBook, 4/5

Sick in the Head: Conversations About Life and Comedy by Judd Apatow
PopSugar Category: An autobiography
Hard copy, 4/5

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
PopSugar Category: A classic from the 20th century
Hard copy, 4/5

Nimona by Noelle Stevenson
PopSugar Category: N/A
Hard copy, 5/5

Cinder by Marissa Meyer
PopSugar Category: A book based on a fairy tale
Kindle eBook, 4/5

Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin
PopSugar Category: A book and its prequel (This is the 'prequel' and the sequel releases in November!)
Hard copy, 4/5

This One Summer by Jillian Tamaki & Mariko Tamaki
PopSugar Category: A YA bestseller
Hard copy, 5/5

Galapagos by Kurt Vonnegut
PopSugar Category: A satirical book
Hard copy, 4.75/5

George by Alex Gino
PopSugar Category: N/A
Kindle eBook, 5/5

Summer Days & Summer Nights edited by Stephanie Perkins
PopSugar Category: N/A
Hard copy, 3.5/5

She's Come Undone by Wally Lamb
PopSugar Category: A book from Oprah's book club
Hard copy, 5/5

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
PopSugar Category: A book that's becoming a movie this year
Hard copy, 5/5

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
PopSugar Category: A science-fiction novel
Hard copy, 3/5

The Night Guest by Fiona McFarlane
PopSugar Category: The first book you see in a bookstore
Hard copy, 4/5

Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman
PopSugar Category: A National Book Award winner
Hard copy, 5/5

Mr. Smith Goes to Prison: What My Year Behind Bars Taught Me About America's Prison Crisis by Jeff Smith
PopSugar Category: A political memoir
Hard copy, 3/5

American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang
PopSugar Category: N/A
Hard copy (library), 5/5

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
PopSugar Category: A book about a culture you're unfamiliar with
Hard copy, 5/5

Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella
PopSugar Category: N/A
Hard copy, 3/5

The Dinner by Herman Koch
PopSugar Category: A book translated to English
Hard copy, 4/5

Lord of the Flies by William Golding
PopSugar Category: A book set on an island
Hard copy, 4/5

Currently Reading:

A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin - Brett and I made quite a bit of progress on this one throughout the summer, mainly because we started to listen to bootleg audio versions of it on YouTube while driving around all summer. :P I think we're about half way done with this? Hopefully we can get closer to finishing it by the end of the fall and completely finish it by the end of the year!

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins - I've been buddy reading this with my friend Shannon during the month of September! I am listening to it on audio during my commutes and actually really enjoying it! I have about 25% to go and I plan to finish this before the end of the month (meaning by Friday)!

Slumdog Millionaire by Vikas Swarup - Another audiobook! I started listening to this during #DiverseAThon and I have about 90 minutes left. I'll definitely be finishing it by the end of September as well!

The Girls by Emma Cline - I also plan to finish this by September 30th, mainly because it's due back to the library on September 30th... :P I am currently on page 51 of 355!

Upcoming Readathons:

SpookAThon - October 17-23
Book BuddyAThon - October 22-28
BorrowAThon - November 7-14 (hosted by yours truly... more details to come! :D)

What have you been reading recently? Let me know in the comments!

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