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.

5 comments:

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

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

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

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

    Lotus,
    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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