If you’re like me and you love books, I’m sure you already have a Goodreads account. Keeping track of what you’re reading, what you’ve read, what to read next, and the same for all of your friends has never been easier! You may also be a participant in the reading challenge this year and if you’re like me – you’re behind.
I love to read but I set my goal at 30 books this year and Goodreads tells me that I’m 5 books behind. There’s not much to say other than sometimes Tumblr or video games win out over a book. The subway ride to and from work, however, has become the best time for me to read and already fitting in a little reading time daily is wonderful, even if I fail my challenge.
To me the challenge itself isn’t that important; it’s the challenge of convincing yourself that you DO have time to read and reminding yourself just how much fun it can be. By looking at many of my book choices you’d think I were still a teenager; many of the books I choose are young adult novels. I try and read a little of everything but right now, for the commute to work and back, these books work best in shorter bursts (and also work great for me when used to break up two longer novels). Anyway, to my list so far:
1. Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children – Ransom Riggs
2. How to Date A Werewolf (Free! on Kindle) – Rose Pressey
3. Cry Wolf – Patricia Briggs
4. Rhapsody: Child of Blood (Symphony of Ages, #1) – Elizabeth Heydon
5. The Babysitter Murders – Janet Ruth Young
6. Consumed – Kate Cann
7. Prophecy of the Sisters – Michelle Zink
8. The Maze Runner – James Dashner
9. Rominus: The Initiation – Jonathan Amaret
10. The Vampire Academy – Richelle Mead
11. Prophecy (Symphony of Ages, #2) – Elizabeth Heydon
12. Matched – Ally Condie
13. Savages – Don Winslow
It’s difficult to say which I enjoyed the most. I’ve already read the second in the Symphony of Ages series (out of 7, I can’t wait) and the second Vampire Academy book is waiting on my bookshelf. Although I don’t have the second Matched book yet, I’m seriously excited to read more about this imaginative world. The Babysitter Murders helped me feel a little more normal while Savages was the edgy love story I’d been looking for. Some I liked more than others but I’d recommend any of them.
If anyone else has read any of these recently, feel free to tell me what you thought! Hopefully I’ll catch up to where I need to be with the Goodreads Reading Challenge soon! Anyone else off/on track with their challenge?