Saturday, September 01, 2007

Reading Update: August

Books Completed:
(clicking on the title will take you to my review)
32. Forty Words for Sorrow - Giles Blunt
33. Maisie Dobbs - Jacqueline Winspear
34. Hitching Rides with Buddha - Will Ferguson
35. The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency - Alexander McCall Smith
36. The Interpreter - Suki Kim
37. Zen Buddhism: Selected Writings - D.T. Suzuki

Not a bad month for me. It was a lot of fun reading the mysteries while the heat sapped my will to live. Sometimes fun and easy-to-read are just what's needed!

Favourite of the month: A tie between Forty Words for Sorrow (lots of suspense, it was a true page-turner!) and Hitching Rides with Buddha (a fantastic Japan travel memoir).

Least favourite: Zen Buddhism (unfortunate since I'd really hoped to gain a better grasp on it).

Reading Challenges- Progress Report:
Summer Mystery Challenge - COMPLETED!
Non-Fiction Five Challenge - 3 done, 2 to go (by Sept. 30th)
TBR Challenge - 5 done, 7 to go (by Dec. 31st) -- No Change
Japan Challenge - 4 done, 8 to go (by Dec. 31st)
O'Canada Challenge - 3 done, 9 to go (by Dec. 31st)
Book Awards Challenge - 0 done, 12 to go (by June 30th, 2008) -- No Change

Plus a new Challenge:
R.I.P. II Challenge - 4 to go (by Oct. 31st)

Reading Goals for September:
I need to get to my last 2 NF reads since the challenge finishes at the end of September. Otherwise I'm looking forward to reading my choices for the R.I.P II Challenge. I've come to the realisation that I most likely won't complete 12 each for the Japan or Canada Challenge by the end of the year but I'll still try to read a few more for each in the next few months.


  1. LOL! Is that a good thing or a bad thing? :P

  2. I agree with Bookfool!! That was my exact thought when I read this post....what an organized reader you are!

  3. Six books this month? You're doing really well, Nat, keep it up!!!

  4. Stephanie,
    It's all these challenges that have made me like that! :P

    Yes, 6 books is quite good for me, of course 4 of them were mysteries so they weren't overly challenging.


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