Since I updated my Books Before 30 list earlier in the year I have felt as if I have made zero progress. Although, it seems as if I’ve managed to cross a few books off without realising. (Read: without remembering I began this challenge. Again.)

Two books went unfinished, it turns out neither Cold Comfort Farm nor Cider With Rosie are my cup of tea. I didn’t connect with the humour of the first nor the rural idyll of the second.

I’m still in the first few chapters of The Trial by Franz Kafka, some other book always comes along to usurp it.


I’ve read Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe & Small Island by Andrea Levy, two amazing books. Yet, my list still distinctly lacks diversity.

You can see the entire list on the Books Before 30 page.

As always, if you’d like to recommend me anything, do. I’m a year and a half away from this now, I probably should gain some ground.

What bookish challenges are you undertaking?

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Jenny @ Reading the End

Oo, you should still watch the movie of Cold Comfort Farm. It is the BEST. Stephen Fry has never been funnier, and I am a massive Stephen Fry partisan.