OKAY

Okay, I think, I think, I might be able to move this blog to WordPress. So hold on to your seatbelts or something. This might be a disaster.

But see…

This is why I want to move to WordPress. It’s more accessible, looks nicer, and makes more sense. But I just can’t seem to get how. I guess I should just watch some Youtube videos.

The 2015 Beatles Reading Challenge

Revolver

EDIT: I did the wrong thing, I followed the instructions wrong. So, new list. 

So I’m participating in The Next Best Book Club’s Beatles reading challenge. It’s going to be fun. 

“Taxman” – Read a book about the economy/money
“Eleanor Rigby” – Read a book with a character in the title 
“I’m Only Sleeping” – Read a bedtime story or a story set during the nigh time
“Love You To” – Read a book recommended by an author or a book that is listed as an author’s favorite. (Book must not be written by the author. Book can also be an author recommendation.) 
“Here, There and Everywhere” – Read a book with a punctuation mark in the title
“Yellow Submarine” – Read a book with a color in the title
“She Said She Said” – Read a book recommended by a female celebrity
“Good Day Sunshine” – Read a book with weather in the title (Rain, Sun, Clouds, Thunder, etc.) 
“And Your Bird Can Sing” – Read a book with an animal in the title
“For No One” – Read a book with only one word in the title
“Doctor Robert” – Read a book that has a doctor as a main character/about a doctor or about something medical
“I Want to Tell You” – Read a book recommended by a friend
“Got to Get You into My Life” – Read a book about unrequited love
“Tomorrow Never Knows” – Read a book set in the future (of when it was written – ex. 1984)

Books I Plan to Re-Read and Continue The Ones Set Aside: End of 2014 to 2015 #1 (This May Change or Become a Series)

To Re-read

To re-read because I loved them so much or I didn’t understand them, due to my age or my mood spoiled them. 

The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami (15 was the wrong time to read this. It scared the crap out of me, but it was so beautiful in its darkness, I forgave it.)

Sputnik Sweetheart by Haruki Murakami (Didn’t like it, but want to read it again, because I wasn’t in the mood, I had the book funk.)

A Pale View of Hills by Kazuo Ishiguro (Loved it)

The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro (Loved it)

Fevre Dream by George R.R. Martin (Loved it)

Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami (MAYBE, JUST MAYBE. I read it two times so far.)

Twenty Fragments of a Ravenous Youth by Xiaolu Guo (Loved it)


To Continue

To continue, because I never finished due to stress, the weight, or mood change.

Life and Death are Wearing Me Out by Mo Yan (A combination of all three of the above conditions.)

A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin (I will be chased down with torches, but It’s too slow for me.)

Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace (Read the first 20 pages, loved it, but set it aside, because I was reading other things at that time.)

1Q84 (Book 2) by Haruki Murakami (Continue from Book 2, then go to Book 3, I have the omnibus version, I was so mad when they released the box set, I would’ve been better off with that one. I don’t really like this one much, but it has its good moments.)

By Blood by Ellen Ullman (I like the plot, but something about this book bothers me, something about it always makes me want to set it aside.)

Woes of the True Policeman by Roberto Bolaño (I was reading too much of him at that time and this novel has bad ratings from most of his fans, I understand why.)

The Dark Road by Ma Jian (I bought this, because I loved Beijing Coma. I wasn’t in the mood for it though, and got distracted with other books.)

N.P. by Banana Yoshimoto (I must retrieve this back from the library. I happened to be reading this during finals week and it was a dumb idea, because school was ending soon. The first year of college was super rough for me. It was worth the brain bruises though. ) 

Sunshine (Sunshine #1) by Nikki Rae (This cool lady, the author of course, came to my university, but I didn’t get to stay at her reading for too long, which I regretted, thanks to my English class. My Kindle wasn’t working well at that time and I just wasn’t in the mood for YA/NA, despite that vampires are cool for me.)

The Complete Stories by Franz Kafka (I loved The Metamorphosis, but I just can’t seem to pick this one up, because call me crazy, I’m not a constant reader of short stories.)

Know Your Baker by John M. Keller (I have mentioned this book and I read his other two, loved them, and I should return to his debut. School stress is the reason as to why this was set aside.)

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens (Yeah, right, that will never happen. I started this late into my freshman year of high school. I gave up on it after moving out of my home state to a new one, to soon start Sophomore year of high school.)

Notice how most of these are physical? I have so many unread physical books.

August Wrap Up

To waste less time on these posts, I’m just gonna link the reviews. Because honestly, this is just a post showing how many books I read in the entire month. School is coming too, no!

Yesterday by Haruki Murakami

F: A Novel by Daniel Kehlmann

Zaya: Volume 1 by Jean-David Morvan and Huang-Jia Wei

Kamen: Volume 1 by Gunya Mihara

Dead End: Volume 1 by Shohei Manabe 

Stay Close, Little Ghost by Oliver Serang

Flight by Sherman Alexie

The Before Now and After Then by Peter Monn