Belated Goodreads challenge update

I know! This update is more than a week overdue – I’ve already finished another three books (including the March paperback, but more about that in the next update).

To recap on books 15 – 20:


The Double Life of Anna Day by Louise Candish was a good old bit of chick-escapism; not much more to say about that.

A few years ago I decided that I want to read at least 100 books on the infamous 1001-books-to-read-before-you-die list (a misleading list since it doesn’t account for the amazing books published every year, but still). We also decided to include a few of the classics in our book club reading. At our first meeting we agreed that John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men is a good start. And it was a very different book to what we usually read. I guess the modern-day equivalent of such a friendship would be the friend who wipes your hard drive and Google search history. A sad story about true friendship.

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle was a fascinating story. I am quite keen to find the rest of the series (it’s apparently a quintet – published long before the YA trilogy phenomenon appeared).

Blade Runner, an 80s adaptation of Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep by Philip K Dick was another interesting read. It made me wonder I had put listening to it off for so long.

The most disappointing read of the batch was The Woman in Black by Susan Hill. I really have nothing to say about it.

As for the challenge itself, I’m four books ahead of schedule, and have gone off on another series binge, this one involving the Grimm Reaper – but more about that next week.

Oh, I found the list compiled by Amazon about the 100 books to read in your lifetime, and I’ve read 22 of these. Several of the books on the list I’m keen to read fortunately also correspond with the 1001 list, so I’m hopeful to have read at least 100 really good books in my lifetime, according to someone 🙂

Tell me about the books you’ve read lately.

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