books, life, Literature

My 2017 readings

Every January I join Goodreads Reading Challenge, which consists in setting a number of books to read for the next 365 days. Last year my challenge was 25 books and I didn’t succeeded. This year I set (once again) 25 books and I not only reached my goal but I surpassed it by 3 books!

My reading selection this year was very eclectic: I read Young Adult literature, popular science books, journalistic stories, plays, travel stories, biographies and, of course, many novels. The diversity in my reading allowed me to easily reach my goal of 25 books. Reading different genres encouraged me to not stop reading at any moment. Thanks to this heterogeneous mix of titles I came across great stories and, above all, I realised that it is easy to learn about subjects I thought were too complex to understand.

I have listed the 28 books I read this year. They are sorted from the book I liked the most to the one I liked the least. Hopefully some (or all) of the titles will attract your curiosity enough for you to read them. You can find more details of any of these books in my Goodreads profile. It would also be great if you leave me in the comments of this post what books you read this year and which ones you recommend me. If you have read any of the books on my list write your opinion too, I will love to know it!

Here’s my list:

  1. Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow  (Yuval Noah Harari)
  2. Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind (Yuval Noah Harari)
  3. 100 years of solitudine (Gabriel García Márquez)
  4. A Brief History of Time (Stephen Hawking)
  5. Big Little Lies (Liane Moriarty)
  6. La Historia de la República (Chumel Torres)
  7. Wonder (RJ Palacio)
  8. Gaysia: Adventures in the Queer East (Benjamin Law)
  9. Dying to Cross: The Worst Immigrant Tragedy in American History  (Jorge Ramos)
  10. Simon vs the Homo Sapiens agenda (Becky Albertalli)
  11. Battles in the Desert  (José Emilio Pacheco)
  12. Traveler of the Century (Andrés Neuman)
  13. Barracuda de Christos Tsiolkas
  14. High Fidelity de Nick Hornby
  15. Loaded de Christos Tsiolkas
  16. In the Midst of Winter (Isabel Allende)
  17. Constellations (Nick Payne)
  18. El viento en las horas (Ángeles Mastretta)
  19. One Man Guy (Michael Barakiva)
  20. Truly Madly Guilty (Liane Moriarty)
  21. Thinking Fast and Slow (Daniel Kahneman)
  22. Forces of Nature (Brian Cox)
  23. Lunas de Estambul (Sophie Goldberg)
  24. Reckoning (Magda Szubanski)
  25. A Spy in the House of Love (Anaïs Nin)
  26. Diary of Tita (Laura Esquivel)
  27. Self (Yann Martel)
    *Read This If You Want To Be Instagram Famous de Henry Carroll (that being more of a manual, I decided not to rate it).

In 2018 my Reading Challenge will be set in 30 books. The new year has not yet begun and I already have some of the readings that will accompany me in this challenge on my night desk because of Christmas I received many books as gifts. I would be very happy if you come along with me in this challenge and join the GoodReads’ Reading Challenge so that throughout the year we recommend each other titles, so if you like this idea add me as your friend in Goodreads. Let’s promote together the habit of reading this 2018!

P.S. Do not forget to follow @alos_reading_corner, my Instagram account dedicated to my love for books.



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