30 Books Read

All right, everyone. I just finished Book 30 five seconds ago! Here are books 21 through 30 in my Goodreads 2014 Reading Challenge of reading 40 books this year.

I'm beginning to wonder now if I'll pass 40 books this year.

21. Songs of Willow Frost by Jamie Ford--5 stars--Historical Fiction/Depression era

22. Just Like Heaven by Julia Quinn--4 stars--Regency Historical Romance

23. Complete Stories by Dorothy Parker--4 stars--Anthology/Short stories/Literature

24. Lady Catherine, the Earl, and the Real Downton Abbey by the Countess of Carnarvon--4 stars--Biography/English history/

25. A Night Like This by Julia Quinn--3 stars--Regency Historical Romance

26. The Sum of All Kisses by Julia Quinn--3 stars--Regency Historical Romance

27. When Half Is Whole: Multiethnic Asian American Identities by Stephen Murphy-Shigematsu--4 stars--Non-fiction/Asian Americans/Racial identity--Review

28. Soulless by Gail Carriger--4 stars--Fantasy/Paranormal/Steampunk--Review

29. Frederica by Georgette Heyer--4 stars--Regency romance

30. Changeless by Gail Carriger--3 stars--Fantasy/Paranormal/Steampunk--Review

What are you reading right now?


  1. Okay, that's it. Tonight, I'm reading. Like really, wow, you're on a roll! Perhaps little ole slacker me should have taken up the challenge after all. Lol!

    How was Changeless?

    1. Lol! Next year, Krystal, we should do the reading challenge. Still, my college friend is up to 34 books.

      I didn't like Changeless as much as I liked Soulless. It was still funny and I really enjoy the MC, but there were a few elements I didn't like as much. Looking forward to Blameless, though.

  2. !!!! Amazing. I've read 5 books this year. Maybe :c
    I am actually going to read IRRADIATED next.

    1. I'm still working on The Silmarillion. I just happened to finish Changeless first.

  3. I'm falling behind on my goals! I think I'm like 6 behind. =/

    Congrats for you though! =]

    1. I've been pretty consistently 6 or 7 ahead, for whatever reason. You'll get there!

  4. Congrats! I'm only on my 4th book of the year. I liked your review on the "When Half is Whole."

    I'm half Japanese and half European. I'm not certain what Multiethnic Asian American means. These days, I'm more used to the term "diverse" or "multicultural" which I think is a more common way to reflect upon our differences. Unless I'm considered old school by today's standard. lol

    1. Everyone has their own way of identifying themselves, depending on when and where they grew up. The book was absorbing and interesting, but yeah, I feel like "Multiethnic Asian American" is kind of favoring the Asian side.

  5. Nice!!! That's pretty rad. I never quite keep track of the books I read, but I'm thinking I should start! I'm currently reading Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn.

    1. It's really easy to keep track on Goodreads. I didn't do it until this year, but it's been fun. I see trends in my own reading patterns lol


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