Finally, as part of my year end wrap up, here are the 30 books I read from the #1001books list in 2019. It‘s not quite as many as I was hoping for, but I did manage to read my #Reading1001 #TBRTakedown book every month, a few of the books of the month for that group, a few with Litsy readalongs, and a few random choices.
#1001Discoveries #Genji #Hugonuts #ReadColdBlood
Hey, friends! I‘m itching to do another buddy read of a big, fat classic tome, but not sure what book to tackle. I‘ve gained so much from the discussions and group insights in the past.
I‘ve tagged a few former buddy readers, but no pressure. Anyone who‘s interested, please feel free to jump in with ideas!
#1001books #readaroundtheworld So I did a thing. I mostly cleaned up the nationalities from the complete GR list of authors in the tagged book. Then I got a complete list of countries/sovereign states. Then I combined the two. It should be viewable here: https://bit.ly/30y0xg7. Might add column for #readwomen later.
Read harder AND smarter, Littens. I don't know if I'll ever real all 1200+ books, but I want to read as diversely as possible.
It is an absolutely gorgeous day today, and thanks to @ValerieAndBooks , I found the Goodreads Google spreadsheet for the tagged book. Sorted it by books that haven't been deleted over the multiple editions, then started tagging those I've already read. 37 of over 1200 😬 but a lot of them are on my TBR anyway, so I think it'll be a fun long-range goal to chip away at! #1001books
I have absolutely read so much more! I've been reading so many more genres and I've been pushed towards audiobooks just to keep up. Challenges have really pushed me to expand my horizons and of course, nobody minds me talking about books!!!
Thanks, @megabooks for the fun question!!!
About last night...I became so enthralled with this “big ole book” that I skimmed it from cover to cover. I learned a lot of different things including: I definitely will not and do not want to read all of these particular books; I even decided against some classics I thought I was gonna read; found books I had not heard of that I can‘t wait to read; reading 1 page book reviews is fun. It‘s really worth going through it, I think. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I‘ve decided to join the #BookFitnessChallenge that @wanderinglynn has set up. Go check out her post and join! Audiobooks and exercise! My goals will be six books and to exercise four times a week (walking, videos, stationary bike, etc). Time to get moving again. Thank you so much @wanderinglynn for setting up this challenge. I really needed the push.
#reading1001 if any UK Littens would like any of these 1001 books let me know otherwise they are off to the charity shop. All secondhand all readable but the conditions means these are more read and pass on rather than keep. First come first served 👍😃 this is post 2 of 2
#reading1001 if any UK Littens would like any of these 1001 books let me know otherwise they are off to the charity shop. All secondhand all readable but the conditions means these are more read and pass on rather than keep. First come first served 👍😃
Here‘s my #24in48 stack! I realize I have no chance of getting through all of these, but my goals are posted on Insta @ Dreesreads. My goals won‘t fit here 🤣 I am starting at 9pm my time (12 EST, official start time) so I can get some reading in tonight AND go to sleep at a decent time on Sunday!
I was getting ready to mail out my book for #1001books and realize it's the last one for the rotation. Didn't know my group members wanted to do another round or not? What do you think?? @ferskner @Chili @jillannjohn
(Continued) Here are my other 5-star reads.
The GR Reading 1001 group, our #1001Discoveries PBC, and several Litsy friends who are also attempting the list all helped me make stay motivated and make progress.
If I have to pick an absolute favorite from 2018... I can‘t. 🤷🏻♀️
The Breast by Roth was easily the worst. Seriously...wtf is it doing on the list? 😂
I‘m up to 154 books read from the list, so I have a loooong way to go!
I‘m working on finishing 3 more books before the new year, but none of them are #1001books... so, I‘m doing a wrap up of my progress for 2018.
My goal was to read at least 25 books from the list this year, and I read 72! 😯
Of these, a whopping 22 were 5-star reads for me, and I don‘t think I‘m overly free with 5-star ratings. Listed are half of them. All so good!
I guess I have a lot to say, so my musings are continued in my next post! 😂
I found the #1001books hashtag here and the #Reading1001 group on Goodreads near the end of 2017 and made reading more of these books a goal for 2018. I'm happy to say that I have read and/or listened to 40 books from the list this year. A couple of these were rereads of books I did not have dates for in Goodreads, but most were new to me. They include a few I disliked, but I appreciated something about almost all and truly enjoyed many.
Picture 2 of 2
See my post below. #1001books
Picture 1 of 2.
This year I have read another 35 books from the list of #1001books to read before you die. Definitely not my best year but my goal is coming closer, I‘ve read 595 of 1001 so far!
These books have been added to 1001 books to read before you die list as of 2018:
1. The Circle by Dave Eggers
2. The Flamethrowers by Rachel Kushner
3. Winter by Ali Smith
4. H(A)PPY by Nicola Barker
5. The Story of the Lost Child by Elena Ferrante
6. A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing by Elimear McBride
7. 10:04 by Ben Lerner
8. H is for Hawk by Helen MacDonald
9. Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
10. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
Received this in the mail today from @merelybookish and I love the notecards, but the dark chocolate and Pumpkin Spice stole my heart! ❤️ Pumpkin Spice just means Fall to me. I love, love love it!!
@vivastory I‘m hopeful that I will enjoy this book. 👍🏻
Today I spent a considerable amount of time comparing the combined Boxall list with the Guardian 1000 list. I discovered that there is an overlap of 470 books. In addition the lists have a lot of authors in common, but disagree on which of their books are list worthy.
The Guardian has a much more extensive SFF section than Boxall, although some of them I would not call SFF at all.
Clearly a good day‘s work. Important info for organising my TBR. 🧐
I just read on LibraryThing that there will finally be an update of the list of #1001books to read before you die. Only 10 changes were made. New in are, among others, The Circle, The Goldfinch, Winter (Ali Smith), H is for Hawk, Americanah, The Story of the Lost Child and H(A)PPY.
A fun little minisode of random book recommendations is up on Apple Podcasts, SoundCloud, and GooglePlay. Check it out! #bookpodcast
#1001bookswap jillannjohn this arrived today. Still can‘t tag people.
I couldn‘t pass up this journal the other day! It has become my new book journal with all of my Litsy groups, reading challenges, and reading logs in it. #booklife #bookstagram #reading #journaling #bulletjournal #bujo #greatamericanread #rosequartz #crystal #mala
#1001books friends! I‘d received my copy of the book quite a few weeks ago but have been putting off plunging in as I‘ve been unsure of how to properly chronicle my quest. Today my aunt gave me this journal, and I realized it would be PERFECT. Each place has a full page to write on and space for the dates that you visited on. It will be be the perfect match and I‘m so excited!