On Reading 100 Books (Actually, more like 50)

The Godawful:

Beneath a Meth Moon by Jacqueline Woodson (I would have done meth if it meant getting through this book quicker.)

The Spectacular Now by Tim Tharp

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

The Maze Runner by James Dasher (This didn’t get good until the last few pages and then you find out it’s a series and that’s just too much of a commitment for me.)

The Possibilities by Kaui Hart Hemmings

Landline by Rainbow Rowell (She should just stick with young adult fiction.)

The Moviegoer by Walker Percy (Yes, it won the U.S. National Book Award, but I can’t stand stories where rich white people are overcome with ennui.)

The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers

Which books do I consider great? Click through to find out!

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13 responses to “On Reading 100 Books (Actually, more like 50)

  1. I set myself the challenge of 50 books, and it was all going well until I finished travelling, came back home, and had to start working full time. Long gone are the blissful days of sitting around with nothing to think about but where my next ham sandwich is coming from, or which book to read next… I have only read 36, and have only a week left. Well done on reaching your goal, luckily you’re the first person I’ve told about mine, so at least the public shaming will be kept to a minimum

  2. Interesting list. I don’t like Gillian Flynn as much as you apparently do, but The Perks of Being a Wallflower is pretty darn good. Unlike you, I didn’t set out to read 50 books this year, but to my surprise when November came around, I counted the list of books I’d read and found that I could make it to 52 if I applied myself. Then I started getting nervous that I wouldn’t reach my goal. January 1 is less than a week away, and I’m almost halfway through my 52nd book. I hope I make it. Congrats on reaching your goal.

  3. I used to set myself reading goals and then I gave up doing that because I found it took the fun out of reading

  4. Great list. I thought I was the only one who read Breakfast at Tiffany’s this year! Congratulations on all that reading!

  5. Love this list! You have inspired me to read a book a week for the new year :)

  6. I gotta side with Nicolanoo. I think that the number of books you read last year is totally respectable….unless you are someone who doesn’t work or socialize with anyone, write letters or talk on the telephone; or go outdoors, or shop for groceries and cook your own meals; take baths, or gaze out of windows….I’m gettin’ older, and refuse to treat reading like a competitive sport (although I am proud to say that I read 44 books in 2014 lol!)

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