Books & Coffee #3 – Currently Reading

Today is all about books. And more specifically, about all the books on my Goodreads currently reading shelf. Because that’s a lot.

As I mentioned in last week’s post, I haven’t been reading as much as I would like to these past few months. I’ve been starting books but then not continuing reading them, and so there are quite a few books now that I’ve only read a few chapters of, that I really want to finish. With some of these books I’ve actually read quite a lot, but for some reason I stopped. So today I am sharing all those books with you.

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Wild – Cheryl Strayed
Page 140/315

Starting with the book I am currently actively reading. I am about halfway through and I am really enjoying it. Like I mentioned last week (at least I think I did) it’s a memoir about how Cheryl hiked the Pacific Coast Trail, and about her life. It is different from what I usually read, but it is really good and I am happy I started reading this. Definitely am going to watch the movie when I’ve finished this book!

 

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Winter – Marissa Meyer
Page 52/823

This is the fourth and last book in the Lunar Chronicles, one of my favourite book series. I’ve had it since October and I am only now reading it (bad girl) and I am really enjoying it! Although I am so sad there aren’t any more books after this one I am also very excited to see how the story will end. I wish I could bring this on my trip to Germany next week (I’ll be on the train for a total of 8 hours I believe) but it’s not the most travel friendly book, sadly.

 

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Visions – Kelley Armstrong
Page 112/476

Another book from a series. I read the first book a few years ago and really liked it, but it took me years to get the second one. So when I finally started reading this I had a hard time getting back into the story. However, I still do get why I liked the first book so much, and I really should get back into reading this one. It’s not YA, but not too adult-y either. I think it’s a perfect mix. It has a magic-y feel, some crime, some romance, a lot of mystery… Like I said, I really need to continue reading this book because I do like the story and writing style a lot.

 

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Take The Key And Lock Her Up – Ally Carter
Page 54/320

I talked about how much I liked the first two books in a previous post, but so far I haven’t been enjoying this one as much, which is why I haven’t finished it yet. In the first book the lead character kind of annoyed me, but I liked the story, and she still annoys me in this book. But I still like the story. And I do really want to know how it ends. And I do like Ally Carter’s other books. So I will continue reading this, I promise! Maybe take it on the train to Germany with me?

 

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Capture Your Style – Aimee Song
Page 51/208

This is a book that I knew I would kind of dip in and out of. Because it isn’t fiction but just a book about Instagram tips and tricks I don’t really feel the need t sit down and read it in one go. I like being able to pick it up, read a few pages, feel inspired to try it out on my own pictures, and put it down again for a while. And let’s be real, it also just looks amazing in flatlays!

 

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Hex – Thomas Olde Heuvelt
Page 142/384

Funny story, this is actually a Dutch book. But I have it in English. I actually kinda wish I picked it up in Dutch, but that doesn’t take away from the fact that the story so far is really good, and I can’t wait to continue reading it. As soon as my boyfriend gets back. Because I don’t want to read a scary book and then have no one to wake up in the middle of the night if I get scared. Because, you know, ancient bad witch staring at people whilst they’re asleep.. Nope, no thank you, not when I’m alone! But the story is really good and I have really enjoyed reading it. Again, one of those books that I don’t know why I haven’t finished it yet.

 

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The Adventure Of The Engineer’s Thumb and Other Cases – Arthur Conan Doyle
Page 5/384

You guessed it, a bunch of Sherlock Holmes short stories. Since I am only on page 5 I think I’m just gonna start at the beginning when I start reading this book again. I believe I started reading it because I was reading a few other books months ago but one night in bed I didn’t feel like reading any of those, so I started in this one. Don’t know why I didn’t get past page 5, but I am excited to just, like Capture Your Style, pick it up and read a story or two every once in a while.

 

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The Turn Of The Screw – Henry James
Page 16/176

I remember bringing this to the beach with me last summer because I just wanted a short, lightweight book in case I wanted to read something. It seems like I never picked it up afterwards. Although I do remember actually enjoying it quite a bit. So I am planning on getting back into it soon (haven’t I said that with most of these books?). The size is actually great for traveling, so I might just make this my train book.

 

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The High Mountains Of Portugal – Yann Martel
Page 136/332

Last but not least. I am pretty sure I started reading this book way over a year ago. I had a hard time getting into it, but I feel like for a while I really actually enjoyed reading it, so I don’t know why I stopped. I think it’s because this book is divided in 3 stories, and after finishing the first one I had a hard time getting into the second one. But I do want to get back into it soon because I want to see how the three stories are connected and how it eventually ends.

You know what? I’m going to set a challenge for myself. By the end of the year I want to have finished all nine books! Okay, maybe not Sherlock Holmes, because I don’t want to rush though that book, I want to be able to read a story every once in a while, but the other 8 I will have finished before 2018! Which gives me about 7 months to do so…. Oh god..
I guess I need to stop writing now and start reading!

Thanks for stopping by!

(Oh, and wish me luck)

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