After a disappointing year of not reading much in 2018 I decided to get my act together and make a concerted effort to reacquaint myself with books and reading for leisure in 2019.
I called this Sarah’s 2019 Reading Challenge … obviously.
My goal was thus …. to read, and that means complete from beginning to end, 10 books.
Now I know that doesn’t sound like a lot but I will readily admit I am not the fastest reader. I wanted to make this goal realistic so that I wouldn’t lose heart if it looked like I wasn’t going to make it.
But I can happily say that as at the end of March … GOAL ACHIEVED!
I have now decided to push on and see how far I can go with this whole reading gig.
So without further ado here is the list of this years literary delights:
- Ladies in Black by Madelaine St John
- Seaside Donkey by Hannah Engelkamp
- Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto
- Reel Inequality by Nancy Wang Yuen
- The Library Book by Susan Orlean
- The Mirage Factory by Gary Kirst
- Hollywood: A Short Introduction by Peter Decherney
- The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
- Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote
- Ask a Native New Yorker by Jake Dobkin
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K Rowling
- The Man With The Sawed-Off Leg And Other Tales Of A New York City Block by Daniel J. Wakin
- Field Notes on Love by Jennifer E. Smith
- Strange and Obscure Stories of New York by Tim Rowland
- Bad Feminist by Roxanne Gay
- Strangers Assume My Girlfriend Is My Nurse by Shane Burcaw
This list will of course update as each book is completed and I will attempt to write reviews on what I read.
So I will wish you all the best with your reading stack and have fun in the world of words!
- I’d Rather Be Reading by Anne Bogel
- The New York Times Presents Smarter By Sunday
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