Reading Challenge

So every year I do a reading challenge. This years challenge is to read 80 books in the year 2015. Thus far I have read 12 books as follows.

  1. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien – This novel tells the story of Bilbo Baggins as he sets out on an amazing adventure to aid the dwarves of the Lonely Mountain in reclaiming their home and their riches. I’ve read this book a few times and I always recommend reading it. 
  2. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien – The first book in the series and the follow up of The Hobbit, this book tells the beginning of the story of the ring of power and Frodo Baggins’s mission to destroy it forever. Anther reread for me but another highly recommended book. 
  3. Mistress by James Patterson – This tells the story of a reporter who sets out to find the truth about the death of the woman he loved. It was definitely a more unusual book but I enjoyed it immensely because of the constant, edge of your seat, action. Highly recommend it if you’re looking for a different kind of murder mystery. 
  4. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien – The second book telling the story of the ring of power after the breaking of the fellowship. Again, highly recommended. 
  5. Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett – This historical fiction book tells the story of the town of Kingsbridge and their journey while building their new cathedral. It was a good book, however I found it rather tedious to read. It is not a book I would recommend to the masses, it has to be something of interest to you. 
  6. 2nd Chance by James Patterson – This is the second book in the Women’s Murder Club series and continues to tell the story of Lieutenant Lindsay Boxer and her close friends as they solve crimes in San Francisco. It’s a great series, loved the second book. 
  7. Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell – This book tells the true story of Marcus Luttrell and Operation Red Wings to take out a notorious member of the talaban. It was an incredible tale to read and I think it’s the type of book everyone should read. 
  8. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien – The final tale in the ring of power trilogy that wraps up the story of the fellowship and Frodo’s final quest to destroy the ring of power and what happened after. Yet again, I highly recommend it. 
  9. Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone by J.K. Rowling – I feel like this book needs no description or recommendation because it’s an amazing series. 
  10. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling – See above book. 
  11. 3rd Degree by James Patterson – The third book in the Women’s Murder Club series is just as good as the first two. Better than the first two if I do say so. Love it. 
  12. I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga – Jazz is the son of a notorious serial killer living in a small town. When someone starts copying his fathers kills he feels it’s his duty to help the police to prove he is not his father. It was a dark book but still very good. I’m interested to see how the series continues. 

I will keep updating my list of books as I finish them. I am currently reading A Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire. A fantastic read. 

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