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Earlier this year, I set a goal to read 60 books.

I know some of you may seem that is a lot of books, but it’s essentially 1.15 books a week.

Last year I had a goal to read 52 books.  It initially was 40 books, but when I got to the halfway mark of 20 by the end of April I thought I would up the anti.

This is why I have set a goal of 60 this year.

So how is it going? Well, it’s going great. In fact I may need to increase my goal.  However my current list does include some short ebooks and cookbooks, and I’m not too sure if they technically count.

Here are the list of books I have read so far (in order):

2014 Reading Challenge

2014 Reading Challenge
Matilda has
read 29 books toward her goal of 60 books.


  1. Your Custom Homestead – Jill Winger
  2. Making up your mind – Jill Mansell
  3. Jinx – Margaret Wild
  4. James Potter – G Norman Lippert
  5. A Beautiful Wedding – Jamie McGuire
  6. The Paleo Diet for Athletes – Loren Cordain
  7. The truth about Leo – David Yelland
  8. Sugar Rush – Anna McIntyre
  9. Her Last Letter – Nancy C Johnson
  10. The Calorie Myth – Jonathan Bailor
  11. One Tiny Lie – K.A Tucker
  12. The Sweetest Dark –  Shana Abe
  13. You Only Faster – Greg McMillian
  14. Silence – Natasha Preston
  15. Flight Plan – Brian Tracy
  16. Born to Run – Christopher McDougall
  17. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl
  18. Tangled Beauty – K.I Middleton
  19. Me before you – Jojo Moyes
  20. Against All Grain – Danielle Walker
  21. Awaken your roots –  Anthony Morrocco
  22. The Fault in our stars – John Green
  23. Breathe – Sarah Crossan
  24. You are here – Jennifer E Smith
  25. 3 Phase Paleo – Stacy Toth
  26. Fractured – Dani Atkins
  27. The Betrayal of Natalie Hardgrove – Lauren Kate
  28. Resist – Sarah Crossan
  29. Nom Nom Paleo – Food For Humans

Yes, I have read some fantastic books, like Me Before You, Fractured, and The Truth about Leo

Unfortunately, I have read some really crap books and books that I thought were going to be awesome but a huge letdown.

Reading can be potluck. Sometimes you get gems, other times you get duds.

At the moment I have a few books on the go.  Yes, I have 4 (four), 3 (three) of them are nonfiction, and I can only take a bit at a time. The main nonfiction book I just started is The Hunt which is kind of like a cross between Twilight and Hunger Games.  Since I loved both of those series, I have a feeling (and I’m only 30 pages in), that I’m going to thoroughly enjoy this one.

I will be honest with you and let you know that I was never a huge reader as a kid. It’s only now as an adult that I have gotten more out of reading.  Because I enjoy reading my kids love it too.

Kayla is really into Rainbow Magic, while Miles loves Where’s Wally. Either way, they are having a love of books and reading. One thing is for sure I going to continue to encourage them to read.

Edit: When I wrote this post, I was reading The Hunt.  I finished it on 13th May.  Let me say wow, loved it.  Can’t wait to read the rest of the series.  Luckily our library has the series, so I can easily borrow it.

What are you reading at the moment?
What was your favourite book as a kid?
What’s your fav book you have read this year?

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