Bookish Topic Tuesday
2014 Reading Review
I was inspired today to check in and see how many books I have actually read of the ones I said I would read at the end of last year in this post. What was I inspired by? Well, I was having an update of the site (as you can see by our wonderful new theme), and came across the list, and thought, what better time to review the year than nearly 3/4 the way through! I also thought I should perhaps get a proper list up, so that will be done shortly. Overall I have read 34 books (which Goodreads believes is 2 behind schedule to reach 50 by the end of the year).
At the top of my list was The Cuckoo’s Calling, and I’ve definitely crossed that one off the list, but basically replaced it with the sequel, The Silkworm. Though honestly, that’s a bit further down my list, so I doubt I’ll get to it this year.
Other leftovers from 2013’s list include The Silmarillion (done), Unfinished Tales (done) and The Children of Hurin (not done) by Tolkein. And continuing the list of unread books: Metro Winds by Isobelle Carmody and Catch-22 by Joseph Heller.
I did read Looking for Alaska, but haven’t yet read any more John Green, though they are near the top of the list. And I did read Divergent. But the others Fahrenheit 451, Sherlock Holmes, Uglies and The Knife of Never Letting Go, Dracula (does Frankenstein count?), Gone by Michael Grant, all have yet to be touched, and most of those I hadn’t even considered reading.
Of course I have gotten around to reading the first two Game of Thrones novels, and the third is sitting there about to be read reasonably soon, and let’s be honest they take a while, and I’m probably going to want to read the rest of the series.
What else crept onto my reading list to leave so many unread? Well, I think Ender’s Saga has taken up a reasonable chunk of time, as did Moby Dick. Yet there are so many more books to be read… *sigh* isn’t the life of a bibliophile tough. I think I’ve done quite well considering I’ve started my university degree, so I’m happy with this progress.
Have your to read piles/lists gotten shorter? Or have they just grown like mine? What popped onto your shelf this year which you didn’t expect? What are you really going to get to in the remaining three months?