2015 hasn't been the best reading year for me so far. I've just been very busy and haven't had a lot of time for reading or blogging so it's become frustrating.
As of now, I've read 62 books this year (not counting re-reads) and am 9 books ahead of my 75 book goal. I'm okay with this number considering the circumstances but I really wanted to push myself to read 80. As of right now I don't think that's possible, but I'm going to keep trying anyway.
Looking back on my reading resolutions for the year, I haven't done too bad. In fact, I'm quite proud of myself. One of my goals was to expand my reading tastes by reading books from different genres. And I've done that a lot this year. I've read my first two graphic novels this year, and while I was a little underwhelmed, I'm glad I dove into this form of literature. I've also read quite a few fantasy and paranormal books this year, which at this time last year, were not generally books I gravitated towards. Now, I'm always looking for great fantasy recommendations, and some of my all time favourite books are now fantasies (*cough cough* Throne of Glass).
In terms of the books I've read this year I've read quite a few amazing ones. First of all I finally picked up Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas and have become completely obsessed. Another stand out read is Fire and Flood by Victoria Scott; it's been about a week and a half since I've read that book and I still can't stop thinking about it! Victoria Scott has definitely become one of my new favourite authors! I can't wait to read more from her!
I haven't seen too many book to movie adaptations this year, and the ones I really liked were based off books I haven't read yet so I can't say anything about those. I think the only two book-movie adaptations I've watched so far this year were Insurgent and Paper Towns and I didn't really like either of those movies. But out of the two I liked Insurgent the best (or disliked it the least).
As of books I have yet to read but really want to get to, there are quite a few, as always.
- A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
- I Was Here by Gayle Forman
- Crimson Bound by Rosamund Hodge
- The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows
- The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh
- The Glass Arrow by Kristen Simmons
- The Cage by Megan Shepard
- Queen of Shadows by the Queen.
That's pretty much all I wanted to wrap up. I will do another one of these at the end of the year just to see everything I've read and accomplished.
Thanks for reading!