12 January 2015

Reading 30 Books in 2015

Continuing on with the latest book post from last week, I thought I'd share with you the book challenge I am doing this year and the only book challenge I've ever done: reading 30 books in 2015. I had seen others doing the 50 book challenge, but I thought that would be quite a feat seeming I just got back into reading at the end of last year, so I picked 30 which sounds like a (hopefully) achieveable number. To make this goal more achieveable, as 2015 goes along I'm going to be checking if I have read at least 2-3 books a month. I hope to read many books over the past two months seeming I have all this time off until Uni starts in March.

So far I have (technically) read just one book, called As Red As Blood by Salla Simukka, even if I did start that book in late December. I'll include this one if it comes to the end of the year and I've only read 29, but for now I'm still yet to officically finish a book in this book challenge. I'm well under way though, with many books lined up and requested from the library. If YOU have any book suggestions you think I just HAVE to read, please tell me in the comments below!

I thought I would give some thoughts on As Red As Blood, as I will do with every book I read this year (probably) whether it's a post on it's own or featured in my monthly review. So without further ado, I thought that this book was a very worthy read. I'm so glad I took Emma Blackery's advice to read it because it's some really good writing. It's interesting, quite suspenseful and apparently it's part of a series. You can read more about the book in finding out yourself, but basically it follows the story of a girl called Lumikki who finds a fortune of money covered in blood in her school's darkroom. I personally loved the partly dark, deep nature of her character and the atmosphere. It's meant to be kind of like a spin off of Snow White. Give it a go if you think it sounds good, because I'd say it's worth reading! I like a character with a bit of fight in her.

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