A week ago exactly, I officially finished my 50 Book Challenge. I decided to challenge myself this year because during school, I never had time to read anything except required texts. I was excited to read for pleasure again. As I've gotten older, reading takes longer for me. I don't mean the actual reading speed (because I'm a speed demon) but it takes me longer to read a book because I rarely take the time to sit and read just because.
So I changed that.
At first, I was really afraid I wasn't going to make it. But thanks to spending a month in tech and two months running shows, I got through 50 books. Here they are, in all their glory:
Some of the order got screwed up because I started my challenge on December 19, 2012 instead of the first, so I had to make sure the Goodreads widget counted them toward my goal. You can check out all of the books, ratings, reviews, and more here.
And, because I don't like reviews (and that would make this post ridiculously long) here's just a peek at my top five.
|Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn|
|The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson|
|Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan|
|Paper Towns by John Green|
|The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey|
Did you partake in the 2013 Reading Challenge? Did you read anything wonderful? Let me know! I'm always looking for new books to read!