Just an update on how I am going . I started the year so well. In January I read 8 books. That was great. Since then I’ve read 11. 19 books. A little off my target of 40 by the end of April. Admittedly, I’ve been really distracted this year so far and things are only just settling down. But at least I’m reading again, and for the most part I’m reading books I’ve never read.
Okay, I reread 100 Years of Solitude but I hadn’t read it in nearly three years so it was kind of like reading it for the first time.
I did, however find a delightful YA novel by Scott Westerfeld called “Specials”. It is the third book in a series but there is enough backstory interspersed throughout to fill you in and it isn’t done in an info dump that just annoys people who have actually read the previous two books so that doesn’t really bother it.
I really enjoyed reading it and it reminded me how much fun reading could be. There is depth to the story if you want to look at the bigger issues but you can also just glance over them and enjoy the story. At times you may want to ditch Tally, the protagonist, in favour of one of the more interesting characters but for the most part the story works well at keeping you drawn in.
I may not succeed at the 100+ target but I am enjoying the journey. Hope everyone else who took on this challenge is enjoying it as well.
By the way, I’ve had First Among Sequels by Jasper Fforde sitting on my desk for nearly two days and I still don’t know whether I want to read it or not. Has anyone read it before?
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