2016 is running in a Jet speed. As I am writing this post, we are in July that means half of the year is gone in no time. Good things is that I still have my gym membership (which i took last month realizing that June is the new January when it comes to New Years resolution) and have a decent pace towards my reading goals.
It is my 4th straight year of signing goodreads annual reading challenge. I find this challenge very motivating and meaningful. I started in 2013 with the modest target of 25 books. My aim was to read 2 quality books a month. I revised the target to 36 books for coming year which I comfortably achieved in the successive years and I also managed to revised the targets to 45 in mid year.
This year I have managed 23 books so far. I always try to keep a good mix of Fiction, non fiction & graphic novels in my reading. Here are the list of my books in 2016 so far.
Favorite Fiction book of the mid-year– It definitely should be The Martian. It had all the great tropes of a good novel- research, plot, characters, humor, story arches & literally out of the world complications. Too bad I had not read The Catcher in the Rye before and it takes the grade.
Favorite Non-Fiction book of the mid-year: Elon Musk‘s biography is amazing read- maybe because I am big admirer of his work. Similarly I loved Korma, Kheer and Kishmet– travel/food story based in old Delhi but if I have to pick one, I will pick Jhumpa Lahiri’s “In Other Words“.
Favorite Graphic/comic book of the mid-year: There is no contest here. Alan Moore’s “Batman- The Killing Joke” is one of the best comic books ever. Don’t miss it if you are a Batman fan.
What am I reading right now ? : Zen & The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M Pirsig.
Friends, do tell me about your reading in 2016 and your favorite books this year.