It’s been a year of books and reading … and doing the 2015 Reading Challenge. What a challenge it’s been, indeed.
Although I’ve read books (some good, others bad), I haven’t read nearly as many as I wanted to or planned to. Reading 52 books in a year, has been a challenge that I have not been able to complete … sadly!
Here is a list of my TOP-3 excuses for NOT completing the challenge:
- I’m a slow reader
- I’ve got too much work to do
- I spend too much time watching TV and on Facebook (argh!)
On the positive side, I’ve bought and acquired so many books this past year that I have more than enough to read in 2016!!! I don’t need to buy another book in the next 365 days…although I KNOW that’s not going to happen. Books will be bought, books will be read.
I follow several readers on e.g. Instagram and I’m really impressed by those people out there who can read a book (or more) a week. How do they do that? How can I do that?
In 2015 I managed to read the following books:
- The Summons by John Grisham
- Fog Over Darjeeling by Mikael Bergstrand (in Danish)
- Not that Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham (uncompleted)
- Eat & Run by Scott Jurek
- A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams (a play)
- The Bible (uncompleted)
- Animal Farm by George Orwell
- The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
- The Kitchen God’s Wife by Amy Tan (uncompleted)
- Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (short stories)
- Mr. President: George Washington and the Making of the Nation’s Highest Office by Harlow Giles Unger
- Hope Diamond: The Legendary History of the Cursed Gem by Richard Kurin
- Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
- Fifth Avenue by Christopher Smith
- The Puppet Masters by Robert Heinlein (in Danish)
- Den Afrikanske Jomfru by Helle Vincentz (in Danish)
- Ulvehjerter by Puk Damgård Andersen (in Danish)
- The Book of Dharma: Making Enlightened Choices by Simon Haas
- Running of the Bulls by Christopher Smith
- From Manhattan with Love by Christopher Smith (a novella)
- This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald
- 18 & 1/2 Minutes: Nixon’s Darkest Secrets Revealed by Ronald C. Meyer
- Effekten af Susan by Peter Høeg (in Danish)
My resolution for the new year, 2016?
- KEEP READING
- READ MORE BOOKS
- SPEND MORE TIME READING, LESS TIME E.G. FACEBOOKING
- READ ALL THE BOOKS THAT I ALREADY OWN or DON’T BUY MORE BOOKS
- ENJOY READING…
Happy New Year!!!!!