Update: 2014 Goodreads Challenge

It’s been just over two weeks since my last book update. Five very diverse books later, I have completed 10% of this year’s Goodreads challenge and stand three books ahead of schedule. This is what I’ve read:

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The Hypnotist’s Love Story by Liane Moriarty was a good story, but I felt that it wasn’t quite as good as The Husband’s Secret. Women was my first Charles Bukowski experience. It was… well, I finished it. I haven’t read any YA in a while and actually quite enjoyed Asylum by Madeleine Roux. This seems to be a series, so I’m looking forward to reading the next instalment.

There was a bit of an upset when I tweeted that I was reading The Fountainhead. People seem to be very anti-Ayn Rand. I love how she writes strong female characters, and the love stories aren’t soppy damsel-in-distress types. There, I said it. I like her books (although I doubt I could get through the long speeches if not for audio). I also noticed that the “unlikely heroes” of both Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead had the initials H.R. – which signifies nothing, I guess, I just noticed.

Gods Behaving Badly by Marie Phillips was a lovely little pastime; a quick-read that had me laughing out loud in some spots, particularly when Apollo muses that the name “Alice” contains the word “lice”.

I’m very excited about my book club meeting again this weekend – it has been a very, very long time since the last time, and they keep me from reading too much (what they generally consider) trash.

Add me on Goodreads, and if you’ve read any of these, what were your thoughts?

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