Thursday, September 18, 2014

Currently Reading

Part of my 25 Before 25 List was to read more books. When I wrote that goal I didn't specify what "read more books" entails but in all actuality I wanted to read 24 books, two books a month for an entire year. It was a big feat to take on but so far I am on track. I'm currently on book number 20, with two months to spare before my 25th birthday (ahhh!).
 Last week I started Gillian Flynn's book Sharp Objects. I was a huge fan of both Gone Girl and Dark Places, so when I find an author I like I tend to go through all of their books before I move onto the next author. Sharp Objects tells the story of Camille Preaker, a journalist from Chicago who is forced to travel back to her small hometown to cover the murders of two young girls. Camille is now forced to battle her inner demons that resurfaced after bad memories of her childhood flood her memory as she searches her hometown for clues on who killed those little girls. Flynn's books are always super twisted but they leave me on the edge of my seat trying to figure out "whodunnit". 
Once I finish 'Sharp Objects', I believe I will move onto 'Wild' by Cheryl Strayed and 'The Leftovers' by Tom Perrotta. I watched The Leftovers series on HBO this summer and typically when I get hooked on a TV show based on a book, I immediately want to read the book or series as well. However, if any of you have read any good books lately, I would love to hear your recommendations since next year I'm going to try and read 25 books in a year!

My 2014 List of Books I've Read (So Far):
  1. Orange is the New Black - Piper Kerman
  2. After Dead - Charlaine Harris
  3. Never Have I Ever: My Life (So Far) Without A Date - Katie Heaney
  4. Everything Is Perfect When You're A Liar- Kelly Oxford
  5. Gone Girl - Gillian Flynn
  6. Uganda Be Kidding Me- Chelsea Handler
  7. Divergent - Veronica Roth
  8. Insurgent - Veronica Roth
  9. Allegiant - Veronica Roth
  10. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children - Ransom Riggs
  11. Dark Places - Gillian Flynn
  12. I Like You Just The Way I Am - Jenny Mollen
  13. Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone - JK Rowling
  14. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - JK Rowling
  15. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - JK Rowling
  16. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - JK Rowling
  17. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - JK Rowling
  18. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince - JK Rowling
  19. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - JK Rowling
  20. Sharp Objects - Gillian Flynn
Read any good books lately?


  1. I'm on a huge reading kick right now. This is an awesome list!

  2. wow, you've done a lot of reading this year, Alex! impressive!

  3. I'm impressed by all the reading you've done this year! I still need to read Gone Girl!


  4. Great list girl and congrats on reading all of those books! One of my must do things is to make more time for reading. I am currently reading a love story called 'One Day' that was made into a movie as well. It's so good!!


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