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On March 27, 2016, I turned 25 years old. Using Goodreads, I created a list of 15* books that I have not ever read, yet needed/wanted** to read before I turned 25. While using my Goodreads account to keep track of when I read these books, I also wrote reviews and posted them here on An Imaginative Medley as I finished.

Unfortunately, I still had 5 books to finish from this list on my 25th birthday. I will still be reading those books and posting the reviews here, but life got too hectic for me to have enough time to read those final books on my list. I’m proud of myself for mostly staying on track, though! I did finish 10 of the books on time.

 

11 Books Checked Off Of The List

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JANE EYRE by Charlotte Brontë
Started: November 28, 2014
Finished: December 7, 2014
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Final Review

 


THE HANDMAID’S TALE by Margaret Atwood
Started: July 20, 2015
Finished: July 24, 2015
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Final Review

 

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SPEAK by Laurie Halse Anderson
Started: July 27, 2015
Finished: August 14, 2015
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Final Review

 

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THE PARIS WIFE by Paula McLain
Started: September 14, 2015
Finished: October 30, 2015
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Final Review

 

Pale View of the Hills
A PALE VIEW OF HILLS by Kazuo Ishiguro
Started: November 17, 2015
Finished: December 3, 2015
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Final Review

 

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WATERSHIP DOWN by Richard Adams
Started: December 7, 2015
Finished: December 31, 2015
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Final Review

 

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ZEN IN THE ART OF WRITING by Ray Bradbury
Started: January 7, 2016
Finished: January 12, 2016
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Final Review

 

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THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS by Rebecca Skloot
Started: January 21, 2016
Finished: January 29, 2016
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Final Review

 

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IS EVERYONE HANGING OUT WITH ME? by Mindy Kaling
Started: February 6, 2016
Finished: February 15, 2016
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Stay tuned for my final review!

 

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THE MARTIAN CHRONICLES by Ray Bradbury
Started: February 22, 2016
Finished: March 1st, 2016
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Stay tuned for my final review!

 

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ATONEMENT by Ian McEwan
In Progress
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Stay tuned for my final review!

 

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THE BELL JAR by Sylvia Plath
In Progress
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Stay tuned for my final review!

 

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FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS by Ernest Hemingway
In Progress
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Stay tuned for my final review!

 

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TO THE LIGHTHOUSE by Virginia Woolf
In Progress
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Stay tuned for my final review!

 

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PRIDE AND PREJUDICE by Jane Austen
In Progress
Stay tuned for more!

 

 

 

*The list was originally 20 books. As of 1-29-2016, I removed 5 because of time constraints and the difficulty and/or expense of acquiring certain books.

**Here are some book lists that I found helpful…

20 Books Every Woman Should Read in Her 20s (Flavorwire)

25 books every girl should read before she turns 25 (HelloGiggles)

30 Books Every Woman Should Read By 30 (Glo)

35 Books Everyone Should Read At Least Once In Their Lifetime (Business Insider)