Posts Tagged ‘Reading’

As I have decided to challenge myself this month, I thought I’d update you on my progress!

The Goals:

  1. Finish one of the books I’m still reading.
  2. Read a classic novel which I have never tried before.
  3. Read a play.
  4. Read the newest book on my shelf.
  5. Read some poetry.

My progress:

  1. Not done yet
  2. I’ve just started reading “Mansfield Park” by Jane Austen, which I’ve had for ages but never read.
  3. Not done yet
  4. I started reading “The Goldfinch” by Donna Tartt, which I got for my birthday last month (and only started on 1st Oct).
  5. Not done yet, but I recently acquired some poetry books when my mother had a clearout so that should be ok!

So far, “The Goldfinch” has yet to pull me in, but I will make an effort to finish it! And “Mansfield Park” is a bit snobby so far but that’s Austen for you!

It’s nearly halfway through October, so I need to get cracking with my reading!

I have decided to mix up my reading material for October as I’ve been struggling with the books I’ve been reading lately. I constantly keep going back to old favourites after reading something more challenging. Mostly, I think I’m just choosing some slightly rubbish books. It’s also not inspiring me to blog as often as I should be!

So, I have decided to set the following goals for October:

  1. Finish one of the books I’m still reading.
  2. Read a classic novel which I have never tried before.
  3. Read a play.
  4. Read the newest book on my shelf.
  5. Read some poetry.

I think that will be enough to keep me going!

It was my birthday at the weekend, and my parents didn’t know what to get me (mainly because I didn’t know myself) so they picked a book from the bestseller chart!

This is what they picked:

“The Goldfinch” by Donna Tart (via Goodreads)

I’ve never read anything by Donna Tart but it sounds interesting.

At the moment, I’m reading “A Game of Thrones” by George R.R. Martin, mainly because people keep raving about the television series. I decided I would try the first book to see if it’s any good, before I buy the rest of the series or even attempt to watch the TV version. I downloaded this on my Kindle but it’s quite long! So far, it’s OK but not brilliant. I suspect I won’t get past book 1.

“A Game of Thrones” by George R.R. Martin (via Goodreads)

I do have a few other books that I’m trying to get through as well, despite saying that I would finish every book I read before starting any new ones, but that plan went out the window months ago! I currently have 4 half-read books which I’m slowly getting through when I’m not reading the main book in the pile (currently “A Game of Thrones”)!

As for my reading challenge for 2014: I have read just 32 of the 125 books goal which I set myself! I’ve chosen some really difficult books to read this year! I need to find some new books which have me feverishly reading through them to find out what happens, and it’s been ages since I read such a book!

For now, I’m just going to crack on with my half-read books!