At the beginning of summer, I set myself a pretty ambitious reading target of 13 books and... well, it was a bit too optimistic, as it turns out. Nevertheless, let's take a look at the books I did read and see how I got on!
Crash- I read this book years ago but couldn't remember anything about it. Although I can understand why it was shocking for its time, I just found it all quite dull.
Lord Arthur Savile's Crime- As elegantly written as you would expect from Wilde. I love his work so much.
The Tell-Tale Heart- Turns out Poe is just as macabre as everyone makes out. Who knew?
Hot Feminist- I loved loved loved this book. A lot. Read all my gushing here in my review of Hot Feminist.
Wuthering Heights- I'm including this even though I'm still a couple of days away from finishing. Why did Bronte give all the characters the same names? Why?
The Fireside Book of Death- This wasn't on my list as I didn't have it when I set my goals and I just couldn't wait until after summer to dive in. It's such a great book on the topic of death culture.
The Communist Manifesto- Well, now I've read Animal Farm, do I really need to read this? (I'm kidding. Of course).
The Great Fire of London- One day, Sam. One day I will read your diary.
The Great Winglebury Duel- To be honest, I'd forgotten this was on the list!
Hogwarts Library- I might delve into these once I've finally finished Wuthering Heights. I could do with a little magic in my life.
The Slap- Of course I put off the thickest book until the end and ran out of time. Because what else would I do?
Memo to self: Next summer, more than one book a week is probably not doable. I'm telling you, my eyes are bigger than my... eyes. That saying doesn't really work in a reading context, does it?