OK let me start this off by saying my third year of reading like Rory was actually back in 2015. I know this is my third ‘x number of years into reading like Rory post’ in a year so I just wanted to clarify.
I didn’t have a blog when I started the list, so I thought I would just back track on my reading trail and let you guys follow along. 🙂
And another thing…
2015 was a pretty terrible reading year for me.
Please don’t judge me too harshly.
We all have our reading slumps. Right?
Mine just lasted a whole year. I was not kidding when I said reading Sophie’s Choice was rough for me. It like killed my bookworm spirit or something. And really the only thing that brought me out of it was realizing at the end of the year that I had only read THREE books!
Yes, you read that correctly. Three.
I know, I know…shameful.
Especially since right now in 2017 I am at forty-seven books for the year (and it’s only August).
Here let me distract you with my beautiful copy of Anna Karenina…
See, isn’t it just gorgeous!
This was my favorite read of this year (not that it was too hard to choose). I enjoyed all three books, a lot! However, this was my favorite and I always feel a slight twinge of pride when I finish such a hefty piece of literature.
I really enjoyed Tolstoy’s writing and he kind of reminded me of a male, Russian version of Jane Austen. Which is funny because I have not been a big fan of the Austen that I have read recently. I enjoyed her in High School; but now I feel like every book I pick up is the same story just different players, creating a somewhat predictable read. Just something about the plot and characters of Anna Karenina gave me Jane Austen feels.
I had picked up a beat up copy (aren’t those the best?!) of Deenie in the free section at my library on post in Germany. It was a quick, easy read. Despite a rather heavy topic it was fun, as most of Judy Blume’s books are. I was never that huge into her growing up; but I have enjoyed everything of her’s that I have cracked open.
Girl, Interrupted was picked by my reading like Rory partner and I enjoyed the book. I had seen the movie years ago, which I seriously dislike doing; but I didn’t know it was a book when I had seen it and I didn’t know I would be tackling this list, so…it happens! I did enjoy the book more! But isn’t that always the case?
Has anyone ever read a book and watched it’s movie and then actually liked the movie more?
I’m serious! Anyone?
I will read said book and watch said movie if you have! Because I have never found this to be the case for me.
Well now that I have shared the shame of my third year into this list with you…
lengthy list of the books that I read in my third year of reading like Rory:
I solemnly swear I will do better next year. Scout’s honor.
Can I say that if i wasn’t ever a Scout?
Well, either way, after this terrible year, that is all the motivation I need to do better.
Happy reading fellow Bookworms!