The End of the 35 Books Before 35 Challenge

Tomorrow, the 12th, I’m turning 35.

Two years ago I thought I had enough time and interest in the 35 books I listed for the 35 books before 35. That did not happen. Regardless I do like the challenge but I put on too many books that weren’t much on my radar in the past 2 years, and I didn’t really keep track of it. At the start of the year I thought I would keep it until the end of this year but as I still haven’t read anything from the list I decided to wrap it up now.

Ebooks Forgotten

xThe Blade Itself
The Tiger’s DaughterLost Interest
xDaughter of the Pirate King
xSisters of the Vast Black
READThe Traitor Baru Cormorant 2021
READThis Is How You Lose the Time War2020

Series to Start

xThe Knife of Never Letting Go Lost Interest
xKings of the Wyld
xThe Waking Fire
xThe Black Magician
READAncillary Justice2020

Big Tomes to Drag Around

xDragon Keeper
READThe Book of Dragons2021
xThe Black Prism
xThe Blinding Knife
xA Crown for Cold Silver

Previous Birthday Hauls to Read

x Between Worlds
xCity of Stairs
xThe Bone Gap
x Under the Pendulum Sun
xOnly You Can Save Mankind
xAkata WitchLost Interest
x The Library of Fates

Something Extra

xBeyond a Darkened Shore
xDe Zwendelprins
xDo Androids Dream of Eclectic Sheep
xShadowshaperLost Interest
xA Blade so Black
READNanny Ogg’s Cook Book2021
READKeeper of the Lost Cities2022

That brings the total to 6 read books and 4 books I lost interest in during the two years since I made this list. Of 35. It’s kind of embarrassing isn’t it?

4 thoughts on “The End of the 35 Books Before 35 Challenge

  1. I wouldn’t say embarrassing — I’d say it is a reflection of how your interested changed and how sometimes the stories we feel we can read in a given time expanse isn’t always an honest representation of the time we need to read the stories. I struggle with these issues myself and this comes from having a HUGE backlogue ahead of moving into my 10th year in 2023. We all strive to do our best and reach our goals but sometimes, life intervenes or perhaps as said, the stories themselves have a way of not connecting with us despite our best attempts to soak inside them.

    You did read six books on this list – let’s celebrate that! 🙂

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