sábado, 5 de janeiro de 2013

My reading list in 2012

Happy new year, everyone! I hope you all had great holidays! I sure had, mainly since I spent reveillon with friends and having lots of fun. I hope 2013 will be a great year for everyone and that we will be able to reach all of our goals.

For 2012, I didn't set a list of goals. But I did set a goal for reading: I planned to read 20 books, and at least 5 of them should be in English. Now I want to share with you all the list of the books I read, kind of in the order I did.

Please note: the first title I'll mention for the book is on the language I read it. If it's a translation, then the original title will follow in parenthesis.

Here is my list:

Books I read in 2012

Luka and some of the books of this list

1. O senhor dos anéis: o retorno do rei (Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King), by J. R. R. Tolkien. Rate: 5/5

2. World War Z, by Max Brooks. Rate: 5/5

3. A agência nº 1 de mulheres detetives (The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency), by Alexander McCall Smith. Rate: 2/5

4. Eeee eee eeee, by Tao Lin. Rate: 4/5

5. Três sombras (Trois Ombres), by Cyril Pedrosa. Rate: 5/5

6. Eusébio Macário, by Camilo Castelo Branco. Rate: 1/5

7. O guia do mochileiro das galáxias (The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy), by Douglas Adams. Rate: 5/5

8. O restaurante no fim do universo (The Restaurant at the End of the Universe), by Douglas Adams. Rate: 4/5

9. How to Train Your Dragon, by Cressida Cowell. Rate: 5/5

10. Desesperados (Desesperate Characters), by Paula Fox. Rate: 1/5

11. Persépolis (Persepolis), by Marjane Satrapi. Rate: 4/5

12. A vida, o universo e tudo mais (Life, the Universe and Everything), by Douglas Adams. Rate: 5/5

13. The Fault in Our Stars, by John Green. Rate: 3/5

14. Tia Júlia e o escrevinhador (La tia Julia y el escribidor), by Mario Vargas Llosa. Rate: 5/5

15. Dexter: a mão esquerda de Deus (Darkly Dreaming Dexter), by Jeff Lindsay. Rate: 3/5

16. Até mais, e obrigado pelos peixes! (So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish), by Douglas Adams. Rate: 4/5

17. The Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky. Rate: 4/5

18. The Casual Vacancy, by J. K. Rowling. Rate: 5/5

19. Looking For Alaska. Rate: 4/5

Reading Looking for Alaska on my tablet, during the reveillon trip

So, as you see, I didn't reach my mark of 20 books, but 7 out of 19 books were in English, so I'm proud enough. For 2013 I'll keep the mark of reading 20 books, and at least 7 of them must be in English. Wish me luck with that!

Did you read any of the books on my list? Although I didn't write a review for any of them, I'm always willing to debate and comment everything I read. So, please comment if you have an opinion on these books! :)

14 comentários:

  1. I haven't read any of these books, but I plan to read "The fault in our stars" as a penpal of mine recommended it to me. I don't know when I'll read it though, my to-read list is long and my time for reading is limited :S

    1. I do understand not having much time to read, Tari. I hope you'll manage to read "The fault in our stars" soon, it's a good book.

  2. I'm still reading The Casual Vacancy although at a very low speed.It's a good book but I started reading other books and got deviated.I hope to complete the book in this year.

    1. I hope you'll manage to finish it soon, Amit. You'll see that the last 100 pages are so involving, to me it was impossible to let go before finishing!

  3. I LOVE the pictures you take, Penny! You are so beautiful!

  4. Whoa, cool book list you just did :) I'm making my own one too, thanks for the idea! And oh, what a coincidence, I got Persepolis for Christmas and I'm loving it! I trust you on that 4/5 :) Btw your Siamese cat is just adorable!

    I wish you the best in this upcoming 2013! :D

    1. Wow, Persepolis is awesome, let me know if you like it. I love reading stories with Islam on the background.

      I wish you the best 2013 as well!

  5. I've only read 1, 11 and 14. Some years ago! I like a lot the Tolkien's saga. I've read them in Catalan, and I plan to read in English too.

    I haven't any list, but I also reached my goal to read more in English during last year.

    For 2013, I must finish at least ONE book in Arabic, even if it's a book for children. It will make me proud!

    Happy new year!

    1. Reading in new languages is always an exciting challenge. And yes, I love Tolkien too, this year "The Silmarillon" is on my list.

      Happy new year!

  6. 19 books is still a good amount :) And you managed to read more in English than you had planned, I'm so proud of you!
    The only book I've read from your list is The Perks of Being a Wallflower, I will tell you my opinion about that one in my next letter :) I'm planning to read The Casual Vacancy though.
    Good luck with your next reading challenge and I wish you lots of love for 2013!

    1. Thank you sweetie! I wish you ALL the best in 2013!

  7. Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is responsible for me being with my significant other :)

  8. Não li nenhum desses, mas gostaria de ler alguns! Mas em inglês eu não consigo!