Reading Challenge 2016 – Update

As the mid-point of 2016 arrives, its time to review my mission to read 52 books in 52 weeks in 2016. I have been documenting them as I read them on my Goodreads page, as well as on my Instagram account (#terryreadingchallenge). (Goodreads has a nifty ‘year in books‘). I am on track to hit my 52 books for the year, and a new Amazon parcel has just arrived 🙂

This is the list for the year so far.

  1. The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye by Sonny Liew 5
  2. Leading: Learning from Life and My Years at Manchester United by Alex Ferguson 4
  3. Narrative of Sojourner by Truth Sojourner 3
  4. The Nonexistent Knight by Italo Calvino 4
  5. The Baron in the Trees by Italo Calvino 4
  6. The Cloven Viscount by Italo Calvino 4
  7. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass4
  8. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad 4
  9. Disgrace by J.M. Coetzee 4
  10. Essential: Essays by The Minimalists by Joshua Fields Millburn 1
  11. Undisputed Truth by Mike Tyson 4
  12. Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Jacobs 4
  13. Daily Rituals: How Artists Work by Mason Currey 3
  14. The Book of Luke: My Fight for Truth, Justice, and Liberty City by Luther Campbell 3
  15. The Slap by Christos Tsiolkas 4
  16. Amsterdam by Ian McEwan 5
  17. On The Shortness Of Life: De Brevitate Vitae by Seneca 4
  18. Smegma by Elangovan 1
  19. Advice to My 18-Year-Old Self by Colin Wright 3
  20. Everything That Remains: A Memoir by The Minimalists by Joshua Fields Millburn 4
  21. When Singapore Fell: Evacuations And Escapes, 1941 42 by Joseph Kennedy 2
  22. Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport 5
  23. The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine by Michael Lewis 4
  24. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo 4
  25. The Battle for Singapore: The True Story of the Greatest Catastrophe of World War II by Peter Thompson 5

(5 – worth multiple reads, 4 – a must read!, 3 – worth the read, 2 – meh!, 1 – run head first into a brick wall, it’s better entertainment.)

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