So my reading goal has gone from 25, to 50, and now to 100. I guess I didn't realize how much I read when I set it. Someone asked me how I found time to read so much and mostly I just read on my breaks at work (1 hour a day) and then for about an hour before I go to bed. When it is my day off and I don't have anywhere to go I love to lay in bed for an hour and read. It feels indulgent to me.
Here is an update on what I've been reading lately! As you can see I'm sticking to my library goal, too! We've been going every weekend to drop of a bag of books and pick up new ones.
15-16. Soulless Vol. 1 & 2 by Gail Carriger: These are the manga versions of the Parasol Protectorate series that I read earlier in the year. It was fun to see someone else's interpretation of the characters I have been imagining for a few years. The actual novels are better, but that is what I expected. I'll look for the rest of these when they come out, even if they make Lord Macconn WAY less manly than I have been imagining him.
17. Tell The Wolves I'm Home by Carol Rifka Brunt: Another one with a great cover I've been seeing everywhere. And again it didn't disappoint. A coming of age story with an interesting plot and an original narrator. It was one of those books I wanted to keep going once it was over.
18. Special Exits by Joyce Farmer: This is a graphic novel. Travis and I look through the graphic novel section every time we're in the library. He goes for action/zombie/superhero stuff, and I go for the more "boring" ones. I prefer mostly graphic novels about everyday life (I LOVE the Snakepit books, and Alison Bechdel's Fun Home). This is about a woman taking care of her father and his second wife as they age. It is really sweet and sad and poignant.
20. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell: This is the book I read on my snow day from work, cover to cover in one sitting. I absolutely loved it! I'm a little bit of a fangirl (not nearly as into fandom as I used to be) and I related so much to the main character and her love of Simon Snow. I also might be a bit of a closeted fan fiction reader. Maybe.
21. Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman : Like everyone else I loved the show on Netflix so I wanted to check the book out. I alternated between loving it and hating it. A certain points Piper is insufferable (she brings a freaking foi gras sandwich to eat in the waiting room on the day she self surrenders. for some reason that was REALLY annoying to me) and endearing. By the end of the book I liked her and the story she told. It is different from the show, obviously, in the narrative structure and almost all the characters are just mentioned for a few pages. It is an interesting look at what life is like in a minimum security prison and worth a read.