Hi there readers! I wanted to do a quick recap of the books I read this year. It was a total of 15 books, and while the majority of bookstagrammers read way more, I felt it was a good reading year for me.
Here are the books I read:
- Emma by Jane Austen
- 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do by Amy Morin
- Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
- The House Of Spirits by Isabel Allende
- The Broken Girls by Simone St. James
- Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (reread)
- One Hundred Years Of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez
- The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
- 1984 by George Orwell
- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling (reread)
- To The Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
- Midnight Sun by Stephenie Meyer
- The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho (reread)
- Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
- Outliers by Malcom Gladwell.
The book that took me by surprise was One Hundred Years Of Solitude. I’d read mixed reviews before and I wasn’t sure if I would like it, but I’m so glad I decided to read it! Complicated yes, but the prose was remarkable. ⠀
The book that didn’t meet with my expectations was To The Lighthouse. I’m not denying that Virginia Woolf’s was an exceptional writer (I loved Mrs. Dalloway), but I felt it was too slow. The writing was captivating but I felt not much was happening.
And last but not least, the book that was a total page turner was Midnight Sun. Thanks to Stephenie Meyer I was able to relive my teenage years. I literally devoured that book.
As for this year, I do hope to read more in 2021. I’ve set myself the goal of reading 20 books. I’m pretty sure it’ll be possible. But once again, what matters is going at your own pace and most importantly, enjoy reading! Bookstagram shouldn’t be viewed as a competition.