So, I thought I’d do a little update.
1.) The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson (Millennium Trilogy, Book 1)
2.) The Fault In Our Stars by John Green
3.) The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson (Millennium Trilogy, Book 2)
4.) The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
5.) Oedipus Rex by Sophocles
6.) Across the Universe by Beth Revis
7.) A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare
8.) The Maze Runner by James Dashner (Mazer Runner Trilogy, Book 1)
9.) The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snickett (A Series of Unfortunate Events Series, Book 1)
10.) Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith
11.) The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien (Lord of the Rings, Book One. Re-reading this one.)
My friend/coworker/intern-leader gave me Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter, and by gave I mean leant, and so I took a quick break from the Fellowship of the Ring to read this book. I had my doubts going into it because I am generally skeptical with anything that messes with history or that deals with Vampires considering how crappily they’ve been handled in pop culture in recent years. But I was not disappointed by this book it was very good and I found myself having to remind myself that I was reading a work of fiction and not a history book/journal/biography. I love when books do that.
Anyways, now that I’m done with it I am going to be starting back up on the Fellowship. After the Fellowship I think I’ll go slightly backwards in the legendarium by reading The Hobbit instead of the Two Towers next. I think it makes sense since I haven’t read The Hobbit since my Freshman year of high school around 6-7 years ago. Good luck to anyone doing the challenge along with me! I have an odd feeling that I’m not going to make it to 50 books for this year, but oh well!