Every year, I set myself a goal for how many books I’d like to read in a year. The number for this year was a lot smaller than most mainly due to the fact that I was working on my research project – which is thankfully almost done. By the end of the month, I will have a lot more time to read things for pleasure rather than academic purposes.
Here are a few books that I hope to complete by December 31st.
- Neil Pasricha, The Book of Awesome
- Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat Pray Love
- Mindy Kaling, Is Everyone Hanging out Without Me?
- Jim Butcher, The Dresden Files: Grave Peril 03
- J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone
- Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery, Le Petit Prince
- Chris Nihmey, Two Sides To The Story
#17: Favorite Childhood Book
I didn’t get into reading until later into my childhood. I was more interested in playing outside than anything else at the time. I was around the age of eleven when I picked up my love of books. The first novel I ever read that wasn’t read to me was Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.
I was instantly drawn in. Harry was eleven in the first of book series – the same age I was when I started reading. This fact made it all the better. I felt easily connected with the characters and fell in love with each and every one of them. Frankly, I still love the series.
I read each book carefully, some of them were in the span of 24 hours. Yes, I really got into it. Frankly, I still call myself as a Ravenclaw among other Potterheads. This series opened the door to many more series and other books along the way.
I’m a class-A book hoarder and I just can’t stop.