So this post kind of links with last week’s resolutions update, because the second it hits mid year I wonder to myself HOW AM I DOING WITH MY READING CHALLENGES? I don’t know why, it’s just satisfying to see. Plus I can use it to totally justify any book buying I’m about to do…maybe…
Let’s have a peep at my reading progress!
So as we established this week, I’m doing more than fine with my reading challenge. I purposefully set it to a goal I know I can meet so that there’s no pressure, but I can still use the challenge to track all the books I read in a year.
Now apparently…I’ve gotten harsher with my ratings. As in – if you take away the rereads of my favourite books, I’ve only rated ONE book 5 stars. And there’s a fair few DNFs/1 star ratings. Ouch. Grouchy lil book dragon over here.
So that kind of makes it a tad more difficult to choose my favourites of the year so far. I can’t just pluck them off my 5 star shelf. *sigh* Why, Ashleigh, must you be so cynical.
But let’s see…
The Symposium by Plato
Definitely one that took me by surprise, but this tiny smidgen of a book fascinated me to no end.
A recount of conversation between philosophers, I thought this would be a nightmare to work through, but it was surprisingly easy to access and has definitely encouraged me to read more from Ancient Greece.
A Room With A View by E.M. Forster
I’m sure some of you won’t be shocked to find this one on the list, considering how much I fawned over it while reading. It just filled me with so much joy, alright? It’s not even like much happens, it’s just a quaint little book that reminds me of summer and made me want to travel to Italy.
I really want to read more of E.M Forster’s works now, so if you recommend any in particular then let me know!
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Another one probably nobody is surprised to see, considering everybody and their mum, dad, sister, nephew, grandmother, cousin and pet fish have been raving about this one forever. But it’s not often a contemporary wins me over completely, and so I was surprised to have flown through this as quickly as I did. Plus it’s such an important story, it’s hard not to recommend it to everyone.
So that’s my mid year reading progress!
How are you doing with your challenge?
Have you seen a difference in your average ratings at all?
What’s your favourite book of the year so far?
Let me know in the comments!
Until next time…
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