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Tags: Books, Challenge, June, Literature, My June Reading Challenge 2015, Reading
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:
- Finish reading at least 2 partly-read books – Unsuccessful
- Read at least 2 unread books (and finish them!) – 2 done!
- 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!
Tags: 25 Most Hated Books, Books, hated books, Literature
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!
- Twilight by Stephenie Meyer (102 votes) – I liked it!
- Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger (90) – Didn’t think it was THAT bad!
- Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James (90) – Possibly agree, was pretty dire!
- The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (53) – Not read it
- Moby-Dick by Herman Melville (41) – Not read it
- Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte (41) – Was confusing and frustrating at times, possibly agree
- Lord of the Flies by William Golding (35) – Not read it
- The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown (33) – Not read it
- Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad (31) – Not read it
- Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand (30) – Not read it
- Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (28) – Not read it
- Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert (26) – I liked it!
- Great Expectations by Charles Dickens (26) – Takes ages to read but I don’t hate it!
- The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway (25) – Not read it
- Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (24) – Liked it, my favourite Austen!
- The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne (23) – Liked it, but didn’t love it.
- Life of Pi by Yann Martel (21) – Not read it
- The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck (18) – Not read it
- The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen (17) – Not read it
- On the Road by Jack Kerouac (14) – Not read it
- The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho (14) – Not read it
- Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte (14) – Thought it was OK!
- The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold (14) – Not read it
- The Pearl by John Steinbeck (14) – Not read it
- Ulysses by James Joyce (14) – Not read it
What do you think of this list?