BOOK BLOG: Goodreads Challenge
This is what I have just been faced with.
I have read a mere THREE books so far this year. THREE!
What is this madness, what happened to the girl who used to read every series I came across back to back no matter how much work I had to do?
Goodreads is a nifty site that lets you rate books you've read, find new books you've yet to read and see what everyone else is reading.
Last year I failed at the reading challenge so obviously, I thought I'd try again this year. And obviously, I seem to be failing even more miserably. The fact Goodreads is telling me I'm 17 books behind schedule is very sad and this is where I vow to redeem myself.
I've come across some books I will be reading (I promise!) over the summer.
Will Grayson, Will Grayson - John Green and David Levithan
'One cold night, in a most unlikely corner of Chicago, two teens—both named Will Grayson—are about to cross paths. As their worlds collide and intertwine, the Will Graysons find their lives going in new and unexpected directions, building toward romantic turns-of-heart and the epic production of history’s most fabulous high school musical.'
John Green. What more can I say.
Looking for Alaska became my most inspirational book last year when I read it and I've since been making my way through the rest of his stories. It only makes sense to try this one out.
Thank you to the girl on the train who reminded me of this!
Twenty-something - Paul L'Estrange
'Every year hundreds of thousands of twenty-somethings fill a backpack, jump on a flight and arrive in far away destinations all over the world away from friends and family and in search of adventure, excitement and self-exploration.'
Am I cheating this list if I'm already reading it?!
It's different to usual books I've read because basically, it's ramblings of a twenty-something's travels around Southeast Asia. I say ramblings because it isn't the most well written book however I am actually really enjoying it.
Every Day - David Levithan
'Every day a different body. Every day a different life. Every day in love with the same girl.'
This tagline solely made me want to read the story.
It's only fair that if I enjoy Will Grayson, Will Grayson (mentioned previously), that I experience the other co-writer's own novels as well.
The Mime Order - Samantha Shannon
'Paige Mahoney has escaped the brutal penal colony of Sheol I, but her problems have only just begun: many of the fugitives are still missing and she is the most wanted person in London.'
As the sequel to the AMAZING 'The Bone Season', I just have to read it. It is bound to be just as quirky, just as interesting and a fantastic, unique plot.
Although I cheated a bit, this isn't actually a summer read.
It's not out till October 2014. Waaaaaah.