Things Read in 2015

2015

When I was younger I would read all the time. Literally, just one book after another. I carried one with me everywhere (still do) and even when I wasn’t supposed to be reading, like, during class for example, I did anyway.

Now, being older, I don’t have nearly as much time to read as I would like, but I still try to read as often as I can.

That being said, way back in the summer of 2007 (it’s actually quite a while ago if you think about it), I started keeping a record of how many books I’d read and how many pages they were.

It started being divided by the summer and school years, but then I just started doing it by year. So, now that I’ve babbled on and explained (poorly) how this system worked, here is a list of the things I read in 2015!

The Walking Dead Books 1-4 (Issues 1-8), Robert Kirkman

TWD Books

I was a fan of The Walking Dead show before reading the comics, but after hearing repeatedly how different the comics are from the show I decided I had to read them. I’m not going to get too much into what I thought of the books as I reviewed books 1-4 last year.

I will say that so far I’m thoroughly enjoying the storyline both on the show and in the comics. I plan on reading at least books 5-8 this year (hopefully more, depending on if I can get them from the library).

 

Death Note Black Edition I, Tsugumi Ohba

black edition i

The only book I read this year that I haven’t reviewed yet. Not because it wasn’t good, but because I wanted to read Black Edition II first.

I’d already watched the anime of Death Note before reading the manga novels and I absolutely loved it. I knew immediately that this was something I wanted to read and when I discovered the Black Editions I was even more excited.

The Black Editions are basically two of the novels in one. Instead of spending twice as much and buying the books separate, you spend a couple extra dollars and get two of the books.

Death Note is amazing and I’ll definitely be posting a review of it this year as I recently bought Black Editions II and III.

 

F*ck! I’m in My Twenties, Emma Koenig

Fck Im in my TwentiesThis book is brilliant. I had wanted to read it for ages and was so glad when I finally did. Emma Koenig perfectly captures the feelings that come with being in your twenties, whatever stage you may be at.

I read and reviewed this book back in February and it is crazy how much changes in a year! Last year I wasn’t in school, had no job, and wasn’t doing too much. Now I feel like I hardly have time to slow down!

It’s absolutely insane how quickly things can change and I definitely need to read this book again to see just how different things are.

 

A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Reptile Room, Lemony Snicket

Reptile Room

I still haven’t finished this series! I started it like a year and a half ago and I still haven’t finished. I’m not going to say I’ll finish it this year cause I think we all know if I say that then it won’t happen.

However, I will say that I’m excited to read it again and actually finish it this time because all of these books, not just The Reptile Room, but all of them are amazing and enjoyable.

 

Handle With Care, Jodi Picoult

Handle With Care

This book still gets me even when I just think about it. I read this book in a matter of days and to this day I would say it’s probably in my top ten favourite novels.

I loved this book, but to this day the ending gets me sooooo angry. If you’ve read it you’ll know what I’m talking about. If not, read this book. Read it because it’s beautiful and wonderful and Jodi Picoult is truly a literally marvel.

And then I want you to come back here and tell me what you thought of the ending and if you were raging for days while simultaneously existing in a state of shock like I was.

 

Slaughterhouse Five, Kurt Vonnegut

Slaughterhouse FiveThis book is one I need to read again simply because I still don’t think I fully got it. But, like I said in my review (which wasn’t really a review), I think not fully understanding the book actually just makes me like it more.

This is definitely one of those books where even if you don’t fully understand it you’ll enjoy it. This is also one of those books where if you’re a book nerd you should read it. It’s not like the great novels of our time now. There’s no magic or great battle against an evil, superpowered villain.

But there is a story and at the end of the day Slaughterhouse Five is exactly what all great novels start out as and what they all end up being.

I love reading. When people ask me what I like doing the first two things I always say are reading and writing. It’s been like this for as long as I can remember and, even though I don’t have as much time as used to, I don’t doubt it will stay like that.

I look forward to reading many more books over the course of this year. Hopefully I’ll be able to finish all the books I started at the end of last year and more. My reading goal every year is to do slightly better than the year before.

Total Books Read: 9 (technically 14)

Total Pages: 2595

But I want to hear from you! What did you read last year? Have any reading goals for this year?

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F*ck! I’m in My Twenties

Fck Im in my Twenties

 

I’m an adult. {Insert terrified screaming here}

It’s true what they say, adulthood really does creep up on you. And it can be scary, terrifying even. You’re no longer in school, you’re expected to have or find a job, make enough money to buy a house, have a family, become a real part of the human race and contribute to humanity.

Instead, you might find yourself floating around, overly educated, probably without a job, barely enough money to make rent, and the idea of being responsible for a small human being isn’t even on your radar right now. If none of these things apply to you and you’re excelling in your twenties then I congratulate you, but if that’s not the case then you’ll probably find Emma Koenig’s, F*ck! I’m in My Twenties, just as helpful and entertaining as I did.

I absolutely love this book. I had been wanting to buy it for ages and when I finally did I was so pleased as it’s far better than I could have ever anticipated. Here’s a few things you amazing things can expect when you read F*ck! I’m in My Twenties:

“I look like a teen. I think like an adult. I feel like a kid.”

“How is it possible to have this many regrets already?”

“What is the age cut-off for hanging out naked with your friends?”

Now, I’ve been an adult for a few years now and it is definitely not what I was expecting when I was a kid. I thought, “I’ll go to high school, then university, get a job, etc., etc.”. Yeah, it doesn’t work like that. Something along those lines? Maybe for some. But I think it’s probably safe to say that your life will not work out exactly how you had planned it. Especially when you’re in your twenties.

So when you suddenly find yourself in adulthood-limbo, how do you get yourself out? Unfortunately, I don’t have the answer to this as I’m still in this limbo myself. This book also isn’t going to get you out of this limbo state, however, it does it make it easier to deal with until you can. Using her most popular blog posts as well as a ton of new material, F*ck! I’m in My Twenties, is a fun, new way to look at adulthood.

When you read this book it’ll feel like it was written just for you. Talking about relationships (or lack thereof), employment (or lack thereof), or education (which you probably have too much of), there is no other book like this that will explain what being an adult is really like (unless she makes another one which I hope she does). Through graphs, checklists, and illustrations, Emma Koenig took something that everyone experiences and made it entertaining and relatable.

Have you read F*ck! I’m in My Twenties? What did you think?

 

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