If you had more time, what would you do? Read more books!

If you had more time, what would you do? I was asked this question (or at least something like that) during my IELTS speaking part, and what I should’ve answered (totally a suck up) was: Read more books!

But that’s actually what I did (I mean, during the times that I wasn’t playing Sims) during my 3 month break from work.

I’m keeping a list of the books I’ve read since then (so this list will constantly be updated).

  1. The Handmaid’s Tale
  2. 50 Shades Book 2
  3. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before
  4. The Selection Book 3
  5. The Baby Deal (Harlequin)
  6. The Heir
  7. The Queen
  8. The Vampire Academy
  9. Frostbite
  10. Shadowkiss
  11. Blood Promise
  12. Spirit Bound
  13. The Last Sacrifice
  14. PS I Still Love You
  15. Fan Girl
  16. Are you there God? It’s me Margaret
  17. The 100
  18. Day 21
  19. Homecoming
  20. I Was Here
  21. Paper Towns
  22. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
  23. The Girl in the Mirror

I usually read using iBooks on my iPhone, but a while ago I tried Play Books on my Sony Xperia Z3, and I found out that if ever there’s a word you didn’t understand, you can just press and hold on the word and a dictionary will appear. I think that can be really good for ESL (English as Second Language) readers.

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And I also recently discovered that Google Play sells books now (yes, it took me this long to find out). And a lot of authors actually has short stories up on the store for free.


I think short stories are great for people just starting to read, because they’re short, so it’s less intimidating and you still get a complete story out of it (yah, I don’t think I made much sense).

Also in other book and reading related news, the Page One in Taipei 101 had a clearance sale (clearance = sad, but sale made me slightly happy), and all the books were 90% off, so I bought a bunch of them.


As in a bunch of them.

So yeah! Here’s to more reading!

My goal to read at least 100 books before the year is over.

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