Before now, I’ve never really counted how many books I read, except for when I used to keep a ‘reading journal’ at the age of six. However, I signed up for a Goodreads account about a week ago and have already found it to be rather fruitful.
I have decided to pledge thirty books to read this year. Hopefully, I will surpass this number; but since I have never counted how many books I read per year, I found myself to be rather clueless as to how many to aim for. Thirty seemed like a wholesome number.
If you endeavour to glance at my list of ‘read’ books, you will discover that I have a rather odd, eclectic taste, lacking in numbers. Please bear in mind that I have only started to click off books, and gradually the list will accumulate. It is rather hard to make a list of all the books that you have read in your entire life, and has left me slightly perplexed. According to my recommendations which Goodreads puts forward, my favourite genres are: Classics (accurate – I am trying to immerse myself!), Historical Fiction, Chick Lit (I suppose if you count Austen and Gaskell…), Crime, Fantasy, Mystery (There’s nothing like a good spy thriller) and Romance… Hmm… To be completely honest, most of the books I have added to the ‘read’ list are from “my younger and more vulnerable years…” (50 STL points if you know where that quotation is from!) I just felt like adding lots of series of YA books which I read years and years ago, so that it looks like I’ve read more books… (Guilty giggle…) My literary taste has since matured (I hope)…
I have most recently finished The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Clever, witty and intriguing…
I have a variety of books on my to-read list:
I am currently reading The Paris Magazine (Published by the bookshop Shakespeare & Co., which I posted about here), Middlemarch (although, I have only read a page or two so far, so that perhaps shouldn’t count) and Wordsworth’s Poetry (which I have already posted about here).
If you have any helpful recommendations, please let me know! Feel free to add me on Goodreads, too.
P.S. Yes, I agree. These Goodreads widgets are rather delectable. The charming little book covers will soon be added to my new right-hand sidebar…