When I started this reading challenge this January, I was not even sure if I could finish 50 books in a year because sometimes, lulls in reading are more frequent than the number of times I hold a book in my hand. It’s a great leap from the 35 I managed to read in 2014. Goodreads says, “You have read 50 of 50 books in 2015.” Chick lit, YA, fiction, a memoir, some inspirational books and contemporary stories made up my reading list for the challenge. And it helped that I have my new tab because I could read at night without interruption. Now it’s time to concentrate on the classic books that I wanted to read for a long, long time but didn’t have the time to start. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy is on the list, so with the L.M. Montgomery series ( I love Anne of Avonlea), Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak, my new and still unopened copy of The Collected Works of Oscar Wilde (the complete plays, poems and stories including The Picture of Dorian Gray and De Profundis) and maybe cap it with the Outlander Series (a re-read) by Diana Gabaldon before the year ends.
There is this sweet lady I follow here on WordPress. Lately, she was able to publish a book based on the series of books and authors she has read in a year. Her blog is aptly called A Year of Reading the World. She sourced books from different authors in different countries. I dream of doing that too, some day, not the publishing of a book but reading several authors like she did. I love this quote from William Styron: