The 2 kids who live here decided to challenge themselves to read more this year. They want to read at least 1 book every 2 weeks and audio books count. Mangas which are short and are read very quickly count differently -- you have to read 10 of them to count as one novel. These are the kids rules and it's their challenge, but I decided to join in. I'd like to read 50 books this year. I don't think that's a crazy amount for me. The main difference for me is that I will be keeping up with what I read. I wish I had always done it so I had a list of every book I'd ever read. Wouldn't that be fun? Oh well, anyway, I can start now. It's like that Chinese proverb --"The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago. The second best time is now. " So, I'm starting now.
Pearl in the Sand by Tessa Afshar My review: I enjoyed this and would like to read more by this author. I don't think I'd want to read it over and over again as I do some. :-)
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins My review: Pretty good. The fact that the main character has a drinking problem and sometimes doesn't know what she has been doing really adds a depth to the mystery.
Fever Crumb by Phillip Reeve My review: This was a second reading. It's okay. It's actually a children's book, one of the prequels to the Hungry City Chronicles, which I have read in the past and enjoyed. The reason I chose this one was that we hadn'd gone to the library and it was here at home on our own bookshelf. I may read the HCC books again at some point.
Born a Crime by Trevor Noah This was pretty fascinating, a look into South African culture. I would recommend it.
I may have to throw some shorter ones in there to get the 50 I am challenging myself to read this year but we'll finish the audio book we are listening to together tonight and I can count that one.