As usual I run very late on schedule and this probably - let's take the probability out of the equation - should have already been posted and running, but better late than never I guess!
As you might have guessed already, reading is something very important and dear to me. I got into reading in my teenage years and never looked back from there. I travelled more than I could have done by foot and visited amazing lands and made new friends.
You might not find the same thing in a book as someone else, but I am sure that to me they have been good companions and offered me shelter in bad days and good ones.
Anyway, this year I wanted to take my reading a bit further and make a proper challenge list out of it- as it was also one of my new resolutions for this year. My total challenge for this year is to get to 31 books and as usual I'm running late- but not to worry - everything can be solved.
I started creating challenges thanks to Goodreads almost three years ago and it push me to read more and something out of my usual "comfort reading zone" (head over to Goodreads and if you subscribe or already are, let me know and I will follow you!).
I will keep this reading challenge under a hashtag - #1967readingchallenge . Will post recommendations, books and update progress both here and on Instagram so if you guys want to tag along on socials please do!
The list is kind of a mix of what I want to read and some out of my comfort zone in order to spice it up a bit!
By now I read: one biography, which was by the one and only Michelle Obama - that I absolutely loved by the way! - then "Heroes" by Stephen Fry and "Escaping from Houdini" which was the third instalment of the gothic/romance series br Kerry Maniscalco. I am currently reading "The Return" by Victoria Hislop, which follows the story of the Ramirez family during the Spanish Civil War and from the same author I can surely advise you to read "The Island" - so many feelings!
Currently planning not to buy books until I manage to get to half of my "to be read list" and until now it kinda worked, except for two books that I bought in Bristol a couple of week ago. What are you currently reading? any books you would suggest?
Let's see where this challenge is going to get us at the end of the year. Hope you guys tag along and may the odds be in your favour!
I leave you with one of my favourite quotes from Cicero:
"A room without books is like a body without a soul".