Bookish thoughts on 2018 & 2019
I had set certain goals more myself at the beginning of 2018 and I am ashamed to admit that I haven't been able to complete any of those.
I failed to utilise the library.
I failed to discipline or curb my buying.
I failed to read more genres. Just refused to step out of my comfort zones.
Did not read much nonfiction.
Did not write or blogg.
Only thing that I achieved was getting rid of some of my not loved books.
So, this year , my only goal is to read less,read properly and not to buy any book and yes , not to hesitate to give up reading books which do not interest me and not be embarrassed about my reading tastes.
My top 18 favourites of 2018 :
I read over 110 books this year. I am giving an approximate figure as I deleted my goodreads in my detox fit. Also some library books and some physical books as well as marathi books haven’t been noted down anywhere.
I tried to make a list of 5 books -failed, 10 & 18 books - also failed. I am unable to choose less than 35 books. This task has become too daunting .
Finally, giving up the thought of writing short summary for each book, I have decided just to enumerate the books in 2 lists - favourites and honorable mentions . They are in no particular order , again, because I have failed at ranking them...
Honorable mentions first :-
Soul of an octopus - Sy Montgomery - nonfiction
This is going to hurt - Adam Kay -nonfiction/memoir
Seven husbands of Evelyn Hugo - Taylor Jenkins Reid -Literary fiction
The hoarder -Jess Kidd - Fantasy/ literary fiction
The butchering art -Lindsey Fitzharris - nonfiction
If cats disappeared from the world - Genki Kawamura-Fantasy/ literary fiction
Ghostwritten -David Mitchell - Fantasy/ literary fiction
The great passage -Shion Miura - literary fiction
Gillespie and I -Jane Harris - historical fiction
Bleaker house - Nell Stevens - nonfiction/ memoir
The rabbit back literature society -Pasi Ilmari Jaaskelainen - Fantasy/ literary fiction
Tinman -Sarah Winman - literary fiction
A monster calls -Patrick Ness - literary fiction
A tale for the time being - Ruth Ozeki -literary fiction
Psychology of time travel -Kate Mascarenhas- mystery / science fiction