In a post earlier this year (https://sckarakaltsas.com/2018/01/05/my-reading-list-for-2018/) , I listed 18 books I wanted to read by the end 2018. I’ve read ten from my original list so far, but somehow seem to have added many more along the way . Check out the list below of the additional books I’ve read so far.
I joined the Goodreads Challenge for the first time this year and what a difference adding a target has made to my reading. I set myself a challenge of 24 books which was conservative as I’d read 27 in 2017. I’m up to 28 now and will now doubt crash through the 30 barrier. It might seem a lot to read but I’ve been astounded that the average Goodreads Challenger has pledged to read 55 books and I’m a long way from that.
I’ve also tried to review most of the books I read although it hasn’t been possible for each one. When looking at my list so far, I was startled to see so many books by Australian authors (fourteen) but then, it’s hardly surprising as Australian authors are producing incredible work. If you don’t believe me check some out for yourself.
- The Sister’s Song by Louise Allan (Aus)
- What Was Left by Eleanor Limprecht (Aus)
- Castle of Dreams by Elise McCune (Aus)
- The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris (Aus)
- The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Attwood
- The Rules of Backyard Croquet by Sunni Overend (Aus)
- Movemind by Robert New (Aus)
- The Passengers by Eleanor Limprecht (Aus)
- The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart by Holly Ringland (Aus)
- The Jade Lily by Kirsty Manning (Aus)
- Watching Glass Shatter by James J Cudney
- Resurrection Bay by Emma Viskic (Aus)
- The Unfortunate Pilgrim by Mario Puzo
- The Lion by Saroo Brierley (Aus)
- The Bridge by Enza Gandolfo (Aus)
- Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
- First Person by Richard Flanagan (Aus)
- The Last of the Bonegilla Girls by Victoria Purman (Aus)
Do you have any you’d like to recommend?