"I'm not proud of the books I've written, I'm proud of the books I've read." - Jorge Luis BorgesAsk me anything
There are three Read-A-Thons taking place this month and I (as usual) am planning on participating in all of them. It is an ambitious plan, I know, but I really want to catch up with my reading before I go back to school. So these are the three Read-A-Thons that I want to participate in and my TBRs for each of them.
#AYEARATHON month of Classics
Jul 7th -13th
- Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
-The player - Fiodor Dostoyevsky
-The lord of the rings. The fellowship of the ring - J.R.R. Tolkien
- Beginners - Raymond Carver
- Laghter in the dark - Vladimir Nabokov
Jul 14th - 20th
-Good to be God - Tibor Fisher
- Small memories - José Saramago
- The graveyard book - Neil Gaiman
- Blankets - Craig Thompson
- A bad beginning - Lemony Snicket
Jul 21st - 27th
Mature Monday: Nonfiction/ Classics/ Adult fiction
- The great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald
Timeless Tuesday: Historical fiction/ Classics/ Timetravel fiction
- Half of a Yellow Sun - Chimamanda Adichie
Whimsical Wednesday: Sci/ Fantasy
- The golden compass - Philip Pullman
Thrilling Thursday: Horror/ Thriller/ Mystery/ Action
- Diary - Chuck Palahniuk
Friday Feels: Contemporary/ Romance
- Fangirl - Rainbow Rowell
Series Saturday: Catch up on a series
- Ender’s shadow - Orson Scott Card
Sunday Funday: Read a random book
- I’m just gonna leave this option open for whatever I feel like reading or to finish one of the previous books.
The Read-AThon hasn’t gone as i expected it to, but still I have managed to get some reading done.
Yesterday I started reading The Big Bazoohley by Peter Carey and I managed to finish it really fast and I also read about 100 pages of Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Beside that I started reading Begginers by Raymond Carver and I read around 40 pages of it.
So my TBR has been pretty much ignored and I haven’t read as much as I thought I would but I still have the entire weekend to achieve some of my goals.
During this weekend I’m planning to finish reading Half of a Yellow Sun (wich I’m loving, by the way) and I want to finish Begginers as well. If all of that happens I would love to get into A Scarlett Letter this very weekend.
So those are my plans, I hope my reading gets better that during the week. I will see you very soon with today’s mini challenge on the Bout of Books Read-A-Thon.
The mini challege for today is hosted by River City Reading blog and the goal is to make a list of books that you are looking forwar to read. My list is about all the books I could not read throgh the semester and I’m hoping to get into this summer. So basically this is my summer TBR.
1. The wonderful adventures of Nils by Selma Lagerlof
2. The girl with the dragon tattoo by Stieg Larson
3. The fellowship of the ring by J.R.R. Tolkien
4. Clases de literatura by Julio Cortázar
5. House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski
6. My father’s luggage by Orhan Pamuk
7. Ender’s shadow by Orson Scott Card
8. Ender in exile by Orson Scott Card
9. Battle Royale by Houshun Takami
10. Rompepistas - Kiko Amat
11. A personal matter - Kenzaburo Oé
12. The box by Günter Grass
13. Small memories by José Saramago
14. A portrait of a young artist by James Joyce
15. The joke by Milan Kundera
16. Jacques and his master - Milan Kundera
17. A passage to India by E. M. Forster
18. Correo del sur by Antoine de Saint Exupery
19. Un dragón en el corazón by Oliver Page
20. Miramar by Naguib Mahfouz
21. Genesis by Bernard Beckett
22. Interview with the vampire by Anne Rice
23. Miss Peregine’s home for peculiar children - Ramson Riggs
24. The ocean at the end of the lane by Neil Gaiman
25. The outsiders by S. E. Hinton
26. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
27. Inherent vice by Thomas Pynchon
28. The golden compass by Philip Pullman
29. Slaughterhouse-five by Kurt Vonnegut
30. I know why the caged bird sings by Maya Angelou
31. El cortejo nupcial helado en la nieve by Ismaíl Kadaré
32. Good to be God by tibor Fischer
I’m sorry if some of the titles are in spanish but I could not find an appropriated translation. So those are the books that I’m most excited to read this summer (beside the ones I have already started).
Share with me your summer TBR and if you have read any of this books I will love to read your thoughts about it.
See you soon and happy reading.
Today’s mini challenge in the Bout of Books Read-A-Thon is hosted by The Book Barbies blog ans it’s about making a recomendation based on a previous like, so here’s mine:
If you like Sci-Fi, try Ender’s Game
I now there’s a lot of controversy around the author of the book. Orson Scott Card is a very well know misogynist and homophobic writer, and there’s a lot of people who say nobody should read his books because they have his ideas spread on them and by reading his work you do nothing but encourage this kind of intolerance.
I could write a gigantic post talking about it but my point is this: Ender’s Game is one of the best Sci-Fi books that has eveer been writen and I think everybody should give themselves the chance of reading it without thinking about the writer. Yes, he might have some ideas that I do not agree with, but why should that keep me from enjoying a good book?
Definately give this book a try.
So tomorrow is my last final and I will finally be able to read again and I will start by finishing some of the books that had been waiting for me for weeks.
First I want to finish reading Allegiant by Veronica Roth, I’m in page 155 and I have had a really hard time reading the book because I got spoiled so… I don’t really want to deal with the book.
Next I want to get into Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. I already started this book but I only read a couple of chapters so I still have a long way to go.
I have also started reading A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin and I still have 700 pages left. I really doubt that I can finish the book this week but at least I want to go through some hundreds of pages.
A scarlet letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne will be my next book to read and since it’s a really short book I hope to finish it quickly.
If I finish reading all of that (which i’m pretty sure will happen), I will get into The Big Bazoohley by Peter Carey. This is also a really short book so I will probably end up reading it between the big books.
That’s the plan for the week, I really hope I can start my reading tomorrow morning. I wish you all a really happy reading! See you soon!
I’m very close to the end of my finals and I really want to catch up with my reading, so I thought I could join this Read-AThon. It starts this Monday (tecnically today), but I don’t think I will get any reading done today, so I will officially start my reading tomorrow an I will try to post my progress every day.
See you soon