2015 Reading Challenge

So, yeah. I have Spanish homework, and a research paper to be writing, three assignments for The History Class That Ate My Life and the truckload of reading that goes with that, and of course finals to study for. But…it’s a blog challenge about books! Must blog about books! Must blog…must…aaaaahhhh…

OK, here’s my list for the 2015 reading challenge.

A book I’ve been meaning to read:

Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg. I loved the movie. I hope it didn’t ruin me for the book.

A book published this year:

The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro. Plus, I just entered to win a signed first edition. Letmewinletmewinletmewinletmewin!

A book in a genre I don’t typically read:

I’m generally not a huge science fiction fan, and I’m not sure why that is since I’ve read some stellar science fiction books. I should have read I, Robot by now.

A book from my childhood:

El Jardin Secreto, aka The Secret Garden.  Reading an old favorite in a new language should be a treat.

A book my mom loves:

I’ve already read several of Mom’s favorites but I’ve never tried a J.D. Robb, so I’ll start at the beginning with Naked in Death.

A book that was originally written in a different language:

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

A book “everyone” has read but me:

The Great Gatsby. I don’t even know why. I just like the title.

A book I chose because of the cover:

The last book I picked because of the cover was The Sisters Brothers, and it was a good pick. This time I’ll go with The Supernatural Enhancements by Edgar Cantero. I’m overdue for a bit of Goth.

A book by a favorite author:

How did I miss that one of my favorite writers has a new book out? The Beginner’s Goodbye by Anne Tyler.

A book recommended by someone with great taste:

East of Eden. Kathleen loves Steinbeck. I’ve read other Steinbeck books, but not this one. It is time.

A book I should have read in high school:

My high school didn’t have us read much literature, really. I’m picking The Three Musketeers. Because, musketeers. “Come, D’Artagnan! We’re saving the king!”

A book that’s currently on the bestseller list:

The Girl on the Train. I’ve been on the library’s waiting list for about 2 months. I’ve made it up to 326th in line! It’s like being camped out for Warped Tour tickets. I hope I don’t have to bump this one back to 2016.


Author: Deborah Lee

I like trees, dreaming, magic, books, paper, floating, dreaming, rhinos, rocks, stargazing, wine, dragonflies, trains, and silence to hear the world breathe.

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