I completely forgot that yesterday was Wednesday, so I’m a day late with my update, although there is not much to tell at the moment.
I didn’t write. Again. I’ve got loads of ideas, and I try to make a note of all of them, but other things like family and course assignments take precedence.
And this blog. It might not look like much, only posting Character Inspiration, Setting Inspiration and Story Prompts for most of the week, but they require research to give proper copyright acknowledgment and sometimes it does take quite a while to find that info.
Need a few pointers of where to start finding what books to read for the Read Harder, Popsugar 2015 or Study. Read. Write’s60 Books Challenges?
Let me help you!
The titles compiled below are meant to help you get started on the challenges to give you an idea where to look and which books to consider. For each category, there are hundreds of options in every language though I stuck to English for my list.
If you know any other examples that simply SHOULD be included, please let me know in the comments. Please note that depending on your location and language, the titles, availability and whether the books are banned or not may differ from this list.
Authors who published their first books under the age of 25 include:
Jonathan Safran Foer was 25 (Everything is Illuminated),
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was 25 (Purple Hibiscus),
Norman Mailer was 25 (The Naked and the Dead),
Michael Chabon was 25 (The Mysteries of Pittsburgh),
Bret Easton Ellis was 21 (Less Than Zero),
Zadie Smith was 25 (White Teeth),
Françoise Sagan was 19 (Bonjour tristesse),
Mary Shelley was 21 (Frankenstein),
Christopher Paolini was 19 (Eragon),
S.E. Hinton was 19 (The Outsiders).
Perfect timing, the kettle’s just boiled. Would you like coffee or tea?
If we were having coffee today, I’d tell you that I’ve been studying a lot, but I’m finally making progress. This week alone I managed to hand in 3 assignments, and I’m already working on the fourth. I also got one assignment back already: B+ on the first assignment on that particular course. Not a bad start (even though I’m a bit peeved I missed getting an A- by 1%…).
If we were having coffee, we’d talk about books at length. I’ve spent ages compiling my lists for the Read Harder & Popsugar Reading Challenges, only to find that the lists include some of the same categories. So I spent time altering them, and adding my own categories, which resulted in Study. Read. Write’s 60 Books Challenge. If you feel up to it, join me at #60Books. I might actually make this an annual event.
As part of my slightly altered reading challenge, here are the 60 books I have picked for 2015. Yesterday, my grandma let me raid her attic room, where she kept floor-to-ceiling bookshelves. She can’t read anymore (she’s blind in one eye and only has about 15% sight left in the other), so she said I’m welcome to whatever books I want as she’d only give them away anyway. So I raided the book shelves. 21 books I took with me right there and then, and I left about 20 more on the table as I didn’t have anything to carry all of them in at once. A few of those books I incorporated into the list below. I was actually surprised to find that my gran was a Konsalik fan and had all sorts of popular books hidden away (Tai-Pan, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Bonjour tristesse, just to name a few). Others I will have to buy or I’ve meant to buy anyway. I guess for my birthday I’m just sending round a list of books I’ve compiled on Amazon. Do you agree with my list? Can you recommend anything or would you swap books around? Are you doing a reading challenge as well? Let me know in the comments! Continue reading 60 Books to read in 2015 – My List→
Studying, blogging, reading and writing with a large cup of coffee nearby