My 2015 Reading Challenge: The Halfway Mark

So it’s been exactly six months since I’ve announced my 2015 Reading Challenge, so today, I decided to post an update on how it’s going. In addition, my parents are no longer participating in this challenge ­čśŽ but I would still like recommendations for books in the categories that I have not read yet. As of now, I have finished 12/30 books in my 2015 Reading Challenge. However, school’s out now so hopefully I will be able to write more reviews!   A book that makes you cry- The Fault In Our Stars by John Green and Maybe One Day … Continue reading My 2015 Reading Challenge: The Halfway Mark

My 2015 Reading Challenge!

This year, my goal for Goodreads is 177 books, and I’d like to invite you to join me in the following book challenge. As I read books in this challenge, I’ll edit this post and add them in and I’d love for you to comment if you’ve read any of these too! I’ve also roped my parents into doing this so keep an eye out for their reads!! The books that we have to read┬áby December 31st, 2015 are:   A book that makes you cry A book involving a fly A book recommended by a friend A book in … Continue reading My 2015 Reading Challenge!

December Recap: Welcome 2015!

Happy New Year everyone!!┬áI just finished 100 book reviews and celebrated the┬áone-year anniversary of my┬áblog on the 21st of December! My favorite this month was the Iliad and I may even go as far as to say it was my favorite this year! I also loved Every Word by Ellie Marney so I think that it might be a tie. I┬ácompleted my 2014 Goodreads book challenge of a 150 books! Here’s the actual recap:   Continue reading December Recap: Welcome 2015!

Book review: The Iliad by Homer

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Genre: Non-Fiction Age Recommended: 13 and up This book is quite long, dense, and a compilation of 24 books.┬áThis book was gifted to me by a close family friend. The book is really interesting, but since it is an old translation, there are┬ásome arcane terms. I read it with a dictionary by my side! ——————————————————– Nine years after the start of the Trojan War, the Greek (Achaean) army attacks Chryse, a town allied with Troy. During the battle, the Achaeans capture a pair of beautiful maidens, Chryseis and Briseis. Agamemnon, the leader of the … Continue reading Book review: The Iliad by Homer