50 Book Pledge 2014Technically, this is my 214 Book Pledge. Last year I actually did join and complete the 50 Book Pledge (actually my 156 Book Pledge) but I didn’t update my shelf at the end of the year, so it might seem as though I didn’t read as much as I had hoped to

HarperCollins has done a good bit of work towards making this even more fun, by adding badges and a virtual bookshelf. Who doesn’t like to get badges for reading?

You can join here. And you can see my bookshelf here. I haven’t added my TBR books yet. That’s a truly daunting task.

I received my first badge of 2014 for Blanche Howard’s Penelope’s Way, for adding one book to my Read Shelf.

And the badge for the tenth book? Carrianne K.Y. Leung’s The Wondrous Woo added in January.

Book #25? Eleanor Catton’s The Luminaries. (Shouldn’t a book which is 834 pages long take up an entire virtual shelf?)

My first amazing read of 2014 that you will see on my shelf is Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer’s All the Broken Things. It’s a bit disturbing to think that one might have read her favourite book of the year only midway through January. But that’s a nice problem to have, really.

The book I finished halfway through the year and shelved as Book #125 was Rupinder Gill’s On the Outside Looking Indian. So hopefully I am on track for 250 books this year (including graphic novels and some other quicker reads).

The last book I added to my shelf was Rainbow Rowell’s Landline: #278.

Bookish mission: accomplished, happily.