special, I-haven’t-been-posting-books-so-there’s-eight edition
The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake, 84/104; Under the Dome, 85/104; The Cuter Book, 86/104; Zombie Felties, 87/104;
Chronic City, 88/104; Harriet the Spy, 89/104; Cute Pups, 90/104; The Long Secret, 91/104
So as you can see, I’m not going to make it to 104 books by the end of the year, unless I can miraculously read 13 books in the next 36 hours (which seems unlikely). Maybe 104 books is just too many to read in one year? In the last few months I’ve actually felt BURNED OUT from reading, and it didn’t help that a couple of the books I chose (Sum: 40 Tales from the Afterlives, Under the Dome and Chronic City in particular) dragged on interminably and took me much longer to read than they should have. I have read more books this year than last year (87), and I’m going to keep adding to my 104 books page until I’ve reached the goal- hopefully by my birthday!
a full list of all this year’s books can always be found here
7 Replies to “What I’ve Been Reading”
Congrats! That’s a lot of books! I think I read about 50 or so.
I know you read YA sometimes– I think you would like Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins. Probably the best book I read all year. It’s really cute, but without being nauseatingly so.
Thanks for the tip!
You’re welcome! I should add another one I loved, that I read on New Year’s Day: The Sky is Everywhere. It made me cry!
Hey! I’m reading The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake right now. I requested it from the library earlier in the year but never made it in to pick it up. And it was ON THE SHELF the other day. So yay!
I can’t commit to 100+ ever because I know that’s too much for me. I also experienced burnout this year — around September. I think that’s normal, but I don’t know what to do about it.
I really liked that book. I read another book last night so I’m at 92 now. GOD SO CLOSE if I’d just read one more book per month…
I finished Under the Dome a few weeks ago. It was good but waaaay overly detailed. There are pages that I wouldv’e just chopped out.
Seriously it went on FOREVER and I’m saying that as someone whose favorite Stephen King book is The Stand. UNABRIDGED.