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I have days when I think how ridiculously complicated the English Language is, and I feel sorry for people learning it as a second language!

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It’s 1st July, and My June Reading Challenge 2015 officially ended yesterday!

I have to say that I didn’t complete it! These were my aims and the progress I made:

  1. Finish reading at least 2 partly-read books – Unsuccessful
  2. Read at least 2 unread books (and finish them!) – 2 done!
  3. Re-read at least 1 book which I haven’t already read this year – in the middle of 1!

At least, I’m 2 books down from the unread book pile! I’m just going to carry on the books I need to get finished!

I found this list of 25 Most-Hated Books on Book Riot while looking at blogs and things the other day, and thought it was interesting!

Do I agree with the list? Let’s see!

  1. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer (102 votes) – I liked it!
  2. Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger (90) – Didn’t think it was THAT bad!
  3. Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James (90) – Possibly agree, was pretty dire!
  4. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (53) – Not read it
  5. Moby-Dick by Herman Melville (41) – Not read it
  6. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte (41) – Was confusing and frustrating at times, possibly agree
  7. Lord of the Flies by William Golding (35) – Not read it
  8. The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown (33) – Not read it
  9. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad (31) – Not read it
  10. Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand (30) – Not read it
  11. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (28) – Not read it
  12. Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert (26) – I liked it!
  13. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens (26) – Takes ages to read but I don’t hate it!
  14. The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway (25) – Not read it
  15. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (24) – Liked it, my favourite Austen!
  16. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne (23) – Liked it, but didn’t love it.
  17. Life of Pi by Yann Martel (21) – Not read it
  18. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck (18) – Not read it
  19. The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen (17) – Not read it
  20. On the Road by Jack Kerouac (14) – Not read it
  21. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho (14) – Not read it
  22. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte (14) – Thought it was OK!
  23. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold (14) – Not read it
  24. The Pearl by John Steinbeck (14) – Not read it
  25. Ulysses by James Joyce (14) – Not read it

What do you think of this list?