2015 Reading Challenge: Update

New to the List:

  • Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee (A book published this year)

To finish off July, I am adding this to my list for the 2015 Reading Challenge. If you haven’t heard, Harper Lee wrote a new book – a follow up to her other book, To Kill a Mockingbird. If you haven’t heard of her or her books then you must live under a rock. To Kill a Mockingbird is my all time favorite book, like, if I was stuck on an island and could only read one book for the rest of my life, it would be that book. When I heard rumors that the beloved Atticus Finch was really racist all along, it was hard to believe. So naturally I bought Go Set a Watchman the day it came out and then proceeded to read the entire book in like eight hours. It was a rollercoaster journey of emotions – there were times I wanted to scream and throw the book, but that being said I loved it just as much as To Kill a Mockingbird. For those that are too afraid to read it because of the Atticus rumors, JUST READ IT. Everything makes sense by the end and everything is explained. It will probably make you cry (it definitely made me cry a lot) but it has an important message that everyone should read.

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 🙂

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 nonfiction book)
  • A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens (A book with a love triangle)
  • 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)
  • The Hours by Michael Cunningham (A Pulitzer Prize-winning book)
  • The Twits by Roald Dahl (A book from your childhood)
  • It’s What I Do by Lynsey Addario (A book that made you cry)

 

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