I'm pretty much fucked.
That's my considered opinion.
Ok, so I'm no Mark Watney, and my life is in no way in danger. But the plan I had, to read 15 books in 2015, is pretty much fucked at this point. Yeah, 15 - as in fifteen - books in 12 months. That's a lot. For me, right now, at this point in life. But it was doable. Or so I thought.
At this point in time, on this 3rd day, of the 9th month, of the year 2015 C.E., I've read 3 of those 15 books. Which means I'm 7 books behind schedule - according to Goodreads' 2015 Reading Challenge.
Yeah, 15 won't happen. Foogettaboutit! But, looking at my friends progress on that same Book Challenge page, I see that I'm not alone - 7 out of 30 books read, 2 out of 15, 9 out of 20, etc.
So let's forget that UNREACHABLE challend and let's focus on what I've actually read and what I plan on reading till the New Year.
So far I've read:
- Scatter Adapt and Remember, by Annalee Newitz (review: 7/10)
- 2312, by Kim Stanley Robinson (review: 8/10)
- The Martian, by Andy Weir (review: 10/10)
As I said, that's not much, and no way near where I wanted to be at this time of year. So here's a revised challenge that I think I can realistically reach by the end of the year: 4 additional book. That's one book a month. With a bit of discipline, I should be able to reach that goal. One hopes so.
Here are the next 4 books I plan on reading:
- Solarversia, by Toby Downton
- Leviathan Wakes (Expanse #1), by James S.A. Corey
- Abomination, bt Gary Whitta
- Ready Player One, by Ernest Cline
There's a bunch of other books I would [have] like[d] to read (take a look at the image of my bookshelve above), but being realistic, I'm sticking to a book a month!
What's your list?
What have you read so far this year?
I'd love to know!