Six months into the year, and I realized I will never make it to the 100 book mark. And you know what? I don’t care. I am officially letting that goal drop. I realized I was choosing books based on their length or difficulty level, just to read as many as possible, and I don’t like it. I realized my normal reading rate is up to 8 books a month and I am perfectly comfortable with that. And I realized I love chunksters, big fat books that keep me glued to the pages for weeks on end. I am abandoning the 100+ reading challenge.
So my reading goals have slightly changed. Mostly, I plan to dive right in the pile and hope to find a good book. While I have a neverending list of upcoming reads, I am in dire need to find at least one “wow” book soon — this year is not going well. I’ll welcome any suggestion! I plan to join a couple more challenge, but I am still looking for interesting ones, so if you have any suggestion in that sense, that is welcome too!
Travel With Books Reading Project update: we finally set our minds on our upcoming travels, and they include Rome, Vienna and South Africa (the other destinations are still viable, but are being pushed forwards to some time in the future). Any good book set in those locales? I need to read them fast, because the travel date is approaching! 🙂
Now for the stats:
Total books read: 19
(Year total: 39)
Total pages read: 5711
(Year total: 12041)
- in English: 11 books, 3377 pages
- in Italian: 7 books, 2172 pages
- in Portuguese: 1 book, 162 pages
By author’s nationality:
- 7 books from USA
- 3 books from UK
- 1 book each from Italy, France, India, Australia, Algeria, China, Colombia, Portugal and Ireland
Best book this quarter: there were several good books, but none to make me wow. I’d say Clash of Civilizations Over an Elevator in Piazza Vittorio, if nothing else it was curiously constructed.
Best book so far: still a tie between Milagrario Pessoal and Ladies’ Coupé
Challenges completed: Global Reading Challenge and What’s in a Name Challenge (one review and roundup still to be written for that one)
How about you? I could do with some good suggestions!