2015's First Blood: Haruki Murakami's The Strange Library and After Dark, Arthur C. Clarke's 2001: A Space Odyssey
I started 2015 by challenge myself to read 15 books in total this year. I know it was shallow, but better shallow than unrealistic. So that mean I have less than a year to finished them all. Earlier this month, I bought Haruki Murakami's After Dark and The Strange Library, and also Arthur C. Clarke's 2001: A Space Odyssey. Both Murakami's books already rested on the bookshelf and it only takes a full two weeks to finish it. Soon I'll make the review of those books, as good as I can, as short it can be, as informative as it can be. While for Arthur's book, I guess I'll keep it untouched for a moment now; because I believe to read it, it need some consistency and concentration. Reading sci-fi, in my honest opinion, is like studying; you need an extreme concentration and there is high probability that even after you finished it, you didn't understand the story, or missing some keypoints or always wondered "what the reason of this? what the reason of that?" thingies. So, yeah, that's the reason why I put aside this Odyssey and continue to read some light books I bought earlier.