2015 Reading Challenge: Update

New to the List:

  • I’m Not a Terrorist, but I’ve Played One on TV by Maz Jobrani (A funny book)
  • Faceless Killers by Henning Mankell (A mystery or thriller)

I am not going to lie, these past few months have been extremely stressful for me and one of the unfortunate consequences has been that my reading time (or I guess my ‘fun’ reading time) has suffered greatly, so I am a bit behind on the 2015 Reading Challenge. I am close to completing my Master’s, which means all of the reading I have been doing has been of the academic persuasion. Fortunately, I found time to read I’m Not a Terrorist, but I’ve Played One on TV and Faceless Killers, both of which are excellent novels. Jobrani’s book is an excellent read and it is just as hilarious as he is in real life, while also touching on some more serious issues facing society today. Mankell’s book was great. It was the first in the Kurt Wallander series and for anybody that enjoyes mystery/crime novels I seriously recommend this series. It is simple, but it is one of those books that you just can’t put down.

I am on break for a while, so I am hoping that in between getting some travel plans locked down, I will have some leisure time to read, which I desperately need.

And as always, I already have a pretty long running list of Books to Read Next, but if anyone has suggestions for other great reads let me know and I will add them to the list J

What I’ve read thus far:

2014

  • I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai
  • The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien
  • The Smith of Wootton Major by J. R. R. Tolkien
  • The Fellowship of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkien
  • The Two Towers by J. R. R. Tolkien
  • The Return of the King by J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Farmer Giles of Ham by J. R. R. Tolkien
  • The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories by Joseph Gordon-Levitt
  • The Disappeared by Kim Echlin
  • The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid
  • Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne
  • The Hundredth Monkey by Ken Keyes Jr.
  • The Truth by Michael Palin
  • The Divine Comedy: Inferno by Dante Alighieri
  • The Divine Comedy: Purgatorio by Dante Alighieri
  • Hector and the Search for Happiness by François Lelord
  • The Divine Comedy: Paradiso by Dante Alighieri
  • Moby Dick by Herman Melville
  • A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin
  • A Clash of Kings by George R. R. Martin
  • This Is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper
  • A Storm of Swords by George R. R. Martin
  • A Feast for Crows by George R. R. Martin
  • An Event in Autumn by Henning Mankell
  • Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Pearl by J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Sir Orfeo by J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie
  • A Dance with Dragons by George R. R. Martin
  • Then They Came for Me by Maziar Bahari

2015

  • Without You, There Is No Us by Suki Kim
  • A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
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