Thursday, 30 June 2016

Reading Challenge 2016 Update

We’re over halfway through the year already (2016 is flying by, guys) so I thought now would be a good time to check in and give an update of where I am in my Books to be Read in 2016 challenge. Although if you follow my reviews, you might have noticed it isn’t exactly all going according to plan.

Up until now I’ve read one book from my selected list of novels which have been sat neglected upon my shelves, and that’s Stieg Larsson’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. My review will tell you all I felt about this book but my general overall impression was that I enjoyed it, despite it not being exactly what I expecting. It was an interesting reading experience to say the least, although I’ve yet to decide if I’m going to continue the series. Time will tell. Check my review out here if you fancy a read.

Until then, I have only six months to make as much of a dint in my list as I can and whilst I am determined to finally getting around to reading these books, it’s proving a little more difficult than I thought. This is due to a number of factors: one being that you sometimes just aren’t in the mood for a particular book, and that’s okay. I don’t want to force myself to read a book just because it’s on a list because it might end up feeling like a liability. There’s a time and a place for every book.

Another thing to consider is the length of a novel. I love 600-page stories the same as the next girl, but again there is a time and place. Big books like that take time and dedication and sometimes it isn’t always possible to spend every waking minute reading. Sadly.

Also, over the past few months I’ve been writing reviews for The Bookbag which I’m really enjoying. It’s giving me the opportunity to read books I would never normally read or perhaps even consider, so I love all these new and interesting titles they’ve been sending me. Check out their website for reviews of upcoming books throughout the year.

But there’s still plenty of time for me to get around to reading those books that have been on my TBR list for too long. This year has been a good reading year so far, I have to say. Having graduated from university it means I have more time to read what I want and I’ve read some amazing books these past few months. Let’s see what other books the rest of the year holds. 

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