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message 1: by Christina (last edited May 22, 2018 06:17PM) (new)

Christina | -1 comments I've set myself the target of reading 100 books for pleasure this year since university reading has dominated my life for the past couple of years. I'm a little bit behind target at the moment, but hoping to gain some ground once classes are over in a couple of weeks!

Books I've Read So Far: [20/100]
#1 The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot (★★★★★)
#2 The Martian by Andy Weir (★★★)
#3 The Mistletoe Murder And Other Stories by P D James (★★)
#4 The Optician of Lampedusa by Emma Jane Kirby (★★★★★)
#5 Thin Air by Michelle Paver (★★★★)
#6 The President's Hat by Antoine Laurain (★★★)
#7 The Thief by Fuminori Nakamura (★)
#8 The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly by Sun-mi Hwang (★★★★)
#9 French Rhapsody by Antoine Laurain (★★★)
#10 Sal by Mick Kitson (★★★★)
#11 And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie (★★★★)
#12 Nina is Not OK by Shappi Khorsandi (★★★★)
#13 Death and the Penguin by Andrey Kurkov (★★★★)
#14 Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (★★★)
#15 We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler (★★★★)
#16 Pax by Sara Pennypacker (★★★)
#17 Push by Sapphire (★★★)
#18 The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie (★★★★★)
#19 Lion: A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley (★★★)
#20 Peril at End House by Agatha Christie (★★★★)


message 2: by Susy (new)

Susy (susysstories) Christina wrote: "I've set myself the target of reading 100 books for pleasure this year since university reading has dominated my life for the past couple of years. I'm a little bit behind target at the moment, but..."

Wishing you the best of luck with your goal Christina & happy reading!


message 3: by Blagica , Cheerleader! (new)

Blagica  | 12049 comments Look at all this progress already Christina you are doing fantastic. Again welcome to the group and best of luck.


message 4: by Blagica , Cheerleader! (new)

Blagica  | 12049 comments A book is a dream that you hold in your hand. I hope that April brings you many more five star reads. Do you have a stand out book so far this year?


message 5: by Christina (new)

Christina | -1 comments Susy wrote: "Christina wrote: "I've set myself the target of reading 100 books for pleasure this year since university reading has dominated my life for the past couple of years. I'm a little bit behind target ..."

Thank you Susy, and sorry for my late reply! I just finished my last assignments for this term so it's time for me to get reading again!


message 6: by Christina (new)

Christina | -1 comments Blagica wrote: "A book is a dream that you hold in your hand. I hope that April brings you many more five star reads. Do you have a stand out book so far this year?"

Sorry for my late reply Blagica! My favourite book so far is definitely The Optician of Lampedusa by Emma Jane Kirby, it's just a fantastic book! What about yours?


message 7: by Christina (last edited May 04, 2018 04:32AM) (new)

Christina | -1 comments The books I read in April:

#11 And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie (★★★★)
#12 Nina is Not OK by Shappi Khorsandi (★★★★)
#13 Death and the Penguin by Andrey Kurkov (★★★★)
#14 Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (★★★)


message 8: by Susy (new)

Susy (susysstories) Christina wrote: "The books I read in April:

#11 And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie (★★★★)
#12 Nina is Not OK by Shappi Khorsandi (★★★★)
#13 [b..."


Quite some good reads I see Christina. I have the first and last one on my TBR.


message 9: by Blagica , Cheerleader! (new)

Blagica  | 12049 comments “Reading brings us unknown friends” While the warm weather is coming I hope you make some new friends in May!


message 10: by Christina (new)

Christina | -1 comments Blagica wrote: "“Reading brings us unknown friends” While the warm weather is coming I hope you make some new friends in May!"

Thank you! I just finished reading book #15 (We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves) out in the sunshine, I hope this weather lasts!


message 11: by Christina (last edited May 08, 2018 08:45AM) (new)

Christina | -1 comments Susy wrote: Quite some good reads I see Christina. I have the first and last one on my TBR.

Thank you Susy! I definitely recommend And Then There Were None, it's fantastic... if not a little bit terrifying!


message 12: by Susy (new)

Susy (susysstories) Christina wrote: "Susy wrote: Quite some good reads I see Christina. I have the first and last one on my TBR.

Thank you Susy! I definitely recommend And Then There Were None, it's fantastic... if not a little bit terrifying"


Love terrifying!


message 13: by Jenny (new)

Jenny | 65 comments Yes yes yes, read And Then There Were None! sooo goood.


message 14: by Susy (new)

Susy (susysstories) Jenny wrote: "Yes yes yes, read And Then There Were None! sooo goood."

Lol, definitely have to move it up my list!


message 15: by Christina (last edited May 14, 2018 01:19PM) (new)

Christina | -1 comments This week end's reads:

#16 Pax by Sara Pennypacker (★★★)
#17 Push by Sapphire (★★★)
#18 The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie (★★★★★)

(My first five-star read in a long time - I just love a Christie mystery, and this one is definitely one of the best!)


message 16: by Blagica , Cheerleader! (new)

Blagica  | 12049 comments Hoping July is full of page turning and falling in love with a new book!


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