One week, three books. Welcome 2013.

Happy New Year my dear followers, I hope you had a great time !

The year began seven days ago and I’ve already read three books – not bad , not bad..
I challenged myself on Goodreads to read 60 books in 2013. I really hope I’m going to make it, if not, I will be really mad at myself. I love books, I spend my time on Goodreads and The Book Depository searching for new books, I buy a lot of them (like, 10-15 in just one month.. yep..) and read a few of them because sometimes, I don’t take the time. But that’s an other story. However I started a tumblr about books (and knitting) : Knit and Read

So what books did I read this week ?


Inside HBO’s Game of Thrones.
Antonin got me this for Christmas (what a flawless man..) and I must say that it was one of the greatest gift I ever had (well two years ago he got me that huge books on the Beatles and I said the same thing.)
I really enjoyed reading this one, as a huge fan of the books and the show, it was a pleasure to read. They also included costumes drawings, I liked that so much, it was really cool to see the sketches next to the pictures of the actual dresses used in the show.

Game of Thrones BOOKS - Candice Lesage

Game Of Thrones HBO - Candice LESAGE

Before I Die, Jenny Downham.
Then I read this book because I knew that it was adapted on screen (under the name Now Is Good) and I wanted to read the book before seeing the film. I really really enjoyed it, but I didn’t enjoy the film that much, it was too different from the book so … yeah ..
Tessa has just months to live. Fighting back against hospital visits, endless tests, drugs with excruciating side-effects, Tessa compiles a list. It’s her To Do Before I Die list.

Barbe Bleue, Amélie Nothomb.
My father-in-law got me the last Amélie Nothomb book for Christmas. Most of my international readers won’t know her because she’s a Belgian author (writing in French). I really enjoyed this one (I didn’t enjoy the two precedents) even though I thought her writing was a bit odd for once.

I still have a lot of books to read, and I’m still adding more to my to-read list on Goodreads. What books are on your to-read list? Are you on Goodreads?


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10 thoughts on “One week, three books. Welcome 2013.

  1. Oh wow, that Game of Thrones guide looks so beautiful! I love seeing sketches of that sort of stuff too. :)

    Good luck on your 60 books challenge! That sounds quite impressive! I love reading, but I have a hard time finding time, so I usually only vow to read 1 book a month. Thought I’d go a little “crazy” this year and instead challenge myself to 13 books for 2013. ;)

    Reading Dracula now and loooooving it!

    Happy new year, Candice! x

  2. I am following you on goodreads and your tumblr! I’m a lot like you, buy a lot of books, don’t have time to read them all. Why are there so many books, so little time?

  3. Three books in one week is a good way to start! I wish you luck with the rest, and, most importantly, I hope you enjoy them :)
    I hate it when the book is made into a film and they miss out all my favourite parts from the book :(
    I really need to get my hands on ‘The Bell Jar’, I have been meaning to read it for years X

  4. Sinon : je suis sur GoodReads aussi, où je te suis déjà depuis un moment, et j’aime beaucoup ton blog et ton TumblR. Voilà. :-)

  5. The Game of Thrones book sounds fantastic. I haven’t gotten around to reading the books, but I really love the show. I’ve heard the books are even better. I should get at it this year. I will now friend you on Goodreads and follow your tumblr. I need some inspiration because in 2012 I only read about six books and that is unaceptable for me. =) Great post!

  6. I’ve been wanting to read Before I Die for a while now but I haven’t found the time to. It was only yesterday (while watching videos on Youtube) that I discovered Game of Thrones.I don’t usually read the books to films/tv shows but I might now after seeing your Inside Game of Thrones book. :) x

  7. I love Goodreads and just added you as a friend! I think it’s great you’re challenging yourself to read so many books this year. Thank you so much for sharing your book choices – I look forward to looking through your other book reviews on the site!

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