I read only 14 of my promised 50 books. I am a miserable failure. Except for one thing.
Without this challenge (below), I would never have read the majority of the books I completed in 2015.
I did not succeed in letter of this challenge, but I certainly did in the spirit.
I literally stretched myself literarily (I thought I made up this word, but it’s actually real!) and came away stronger.
Several I still have not reviewed properly, that is my goal for 2016. If you are too impatient, then you can always check out my GoodReads updates, though I cannot promise they will be as satisfying, ha!
Without further ado, here are the 14 I finished in 2015, in order of completion.
Book that became a movie: Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl (March 2015)
Book based on a true story: Michael Punke’s The Revenant (April 2015)
Book that was originally written in a different language: Isabel Allende’s Zorro (June 2015)
Book by a female author: Helen Fielding’s Bridget Jones’s Diary (June 2015)
A non-fiction book: Mary Ellen Mark’s Falkland Road: Prostitutes of Bombay (June 2015)
A popular author’s first book: Kathryn Stockett’s The Help. (June 2015)
A book based on or turned into a TV show: George R.R. Martin’s A Game of Thrones, book 1 in “A Song of Ice and Fire.” (July 2015)
A book a friend recommended: Bill Bryson’s A Walk in the Woods. (Oct 2015)
A mystery or thriller: Stieg Larsson’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Oct 2015)
Book by an author that I never read: Cheryl Strayed’s Wild (Nov 2015)
A funny book: Laurie Notaro’s It Looked Better on the Model (Dec 2015)
A banned book: Dalton Trumbo’s Johnny Got His Gun (Dec 2015)
A book that made me cry: Cheryl Strayed’s Tiny Beautiful Things (Dec 2015)
My failure has not cowed me, not in the slightest. I’m sure that 2016 will bring me another ridiculously unattainable reading challenge. I will accept it, of course, and revel in my new literary defeat come December 2016. 😀