End of one more year occasioned me to slap and shake my sleeping personal blog to wide awake and review what has gone well in lost year of 2016 and what’s promising in upcoming year 2017 on measuring scale of reading. At time of typing, I am still 2 books short of my over-enthused resolution of completing 24 books in a year. And that will be the case if I am not able to finish my ongoing massive Japanese thriller Six-Four and Russian classic Anna Karenina; both few hundred pages left. Anyway so maintaining the norm and using the GoodReads provided data, following is my current challenge status.
Though I easily surpassed all my previous years in terms of number of pages read. Also in terms of number of books.
My Dickens-obsession grew more and finished two of his classics in 2016. And that will also give me opportunity to declare “Bleak House” as most engaging read of the year. Let’s have the read books be explored in different manner this time. I awarded some weird and whacky titled which will identify specific read absolutely pertaining to me only. Read it and see if it’s fitting to you also.
Hate Economy, still going to love the book about Economy: The Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt
I knew Japanese Horror, but never prepared for this: Uzumaki by Junji Ito.
Never knew Indian origin Graphic Novels are this better: Devi & Ramayan 3392 A.D.
First time ever, Movie was actually bad but still quite good than its source: Suicide Squad
Something alluring about J. K. Rowling: Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith (All these Robert Galbraith adventures are not that much powerful if you compare with other thriller/mystery genre books available. But there is something in writing which will always compelled me to read ferociously once I start)
Never felt that depressed by object called Book: From Hell
Fillers from my favorite author can be most arduous effort to finish: Bone Labyrinth by James Rollins
Scientific absurdity and enlightenment: What If? Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions by Randall Munroe
Story and deep philosophical message without speech bubbles?, Yes Possible: Asterios Polyp by David Mazzucchelli
Gouging the current reading trend of myself, there will be lot more classics in upcoming years with more of Russian classics lit thrown in. And they all shall be huge. So number of books going to dwindle but pages going to surmount. Still best part to which any reading aficionados agree to be never premeditate anything, you will never know when you come across best read of your lifetime.
I shall end, announcing my reading resolution as quoting the favorite
“Please sir, I want some more.” – Oliver Twist.