Book Lust Challenge 2015 review

It was a good year for me and my Book Lust Challenge.  With about 125 books read this past year, 20% of them were listed in Book Lust.  Here are the titles:

  1. Zenzele: A Letter for My Daughter
  2. Full Tilt: Ireland to India with a Bicycle
  3. Flying Colours
  4. Salt: A World History
  5. The Bridegroom: Stories
  6. Prelude to Foundation
  7. Beloved
  8. Lucky You
  9. Snow Falling on Cedars
  10. Blind Descent
  11. The Postman Always Rings Twice
  12. Anna Karenina
  13. Crocodile on the Sandbank
  14. A Drinking Life: A Memoir
  15. Mariner’s Compass
  16. The Jewel in the Crown
  17. Hunting Season
  18. Flashback
  19. The Minotaur Takes a Cigarette Break
  20. 1805
  21. Stern Men
  22. A Great Deliverance
  23. Neuromancer
  24. Catch as Cat Can
  25. The Eye of the World
  26. Animal Dreams
  27. Beowulf
  28. Claws and Effect
  29. Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant
  30. Ender’s Game

My goal, by the end of 2017 is to have managed to get through 20% of the books on the list.  I am trying to get a sense of how many there are listed.  The general sense is there are 2000 books listed in there, but I have only read between 200-300 of them.  If I can get another 60 in, I may be able to hit that 20%.

One thing I have been doing on GoodReads has been to try to read 12 specific titles from Book Lust.  I read 5 of them and have been trying to get through 2 others, but won’t finish before the end of the year.  Here is that list:

  1. The Bridegroom: Stories
  2. Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Sil
  3. Dark Sun by Richard Rhodes
  4. How Stella Got Her Groove Back by Terry McMillan
  5. Salt by Mark Kurlansky
  6. A Drinking Life by Pete Hamill
  7. Eleanor Roosevelt, Vol 1, 1884-1933 by Blanche Wiesen Cook
  8. Daring to Dream by Nora Roberts
  9. Prelude to Foundation by Isaac Asimov
  10. Friday Night Lights
  11. The Golden Bowl by Henry James
  12. A Great Deliverance by Elizabeth George

Even though I didn’t finish that list, I did far better than I expected.  I am trying to figure out how many of the Book Lust books I have actually read.  I believe it’s about 20%, but with more than 2,000 books listed, it is taking me a while to create that list.

Once the new year starts, I will tell you more about my Book Lust plans for 2016 as well as the Book Riot’s Read Harder challenge for 2016.

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