It’s the first day of 2019, and the first thing I did when I got out of bed this morning was grab a new book to start reading. This isn’t all that different from how I start most days, but once I read a couple chapters, I realized that I hadn’t set any reading goals for 2019 yet. So, here we go!
I did it, friends! I successfully completed my 2017 Reading Challenge on Goodreads! This year I challenged myself to read 35 new books, and finished in record time. I didn’t think I could do it, but here we are again. Now, for the third year in a row, I’m going to challenge myself to write one-sentence reviews all of 35 new books I read (so far) this year! I can’t promise that these will be well-written sentences, but if you’re looking for something new to read this Fall, check out my list below. And if something catches your eye but my one-liner doesn’t convince you to check it out, let me know and I can give you a full review.
Gail Honeyman’s debut novel, Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, has been the best book I’ve read so far this summer. No joke. This is a book I would never have picked for myself, but it came in my July box from Novel Editions, so I gave it a go, and now I can’t thank Alex (the founder/curator of Novel Editions) enough for sharing such a wonderful story.
I managed to find some time over the holidays to read a couple new books, but one of them was far more compelling than the others. I’m talking about Sleeping Giants, a debut novel (and the first in what will become a series) by Canadian author Sylvain Neuvel.
This year I challenged myself to read more new books than ever before. I was worried I wouldn’t have time to achieve this goal, but I surprised myself. I was able to read 30 new books before Halloween! Now my Goodreads account is congratulating me.
I’m going to once again challenge myself to write one sentence reviews of each book, so if you’re looking for some new literary adventures to finish your year off check out what I’ve read in the past ten months.
Happy first Sock Sunday of October! I’m kicking off my October reads with Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs. My Octobers are always spent reading creepy books, and this one seemed appropriate given the young, floating girl on the cover.