Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Reading Update: September

Books Completed:
(clicking on the title will take you to my review)
38. The River - Tricia Wastvedt
39. Tears of the Giraffe - Alexander McCall Smith
40. Twilight - Stephenie Meyer
41. The Mother Tongue: English and How it Got That Way - Bill Bryson
42. Princess Masako: Prisoner of the Chrysanthemum Throne - Ben Hills

Favourite book of the month?
Twilight. Did you even need to ask? I've gone ahead and ordered the next 2 books in the series, which I'm very much looking forward to reading.

Least favourite?
I guess I'd say Tears of the Giraffe. The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series just isn't for me it seems. The most disappointing would be Bryson's book, The Mother Tongue, because of all the factual errors. I don't like to doubt and start questioning the information in a Non-Fiction book so it won't be a reference book to hang on to like I had thought it would.

Reading Challenges- Progress Report:
Non-Fiction Five Challenge - COMPLETED!
R.I.P. II Challenge - 1 done, 3 to go (by Oct. 31st)
TBR Challenge - 5 done, 7 to go (by Dec. 31st) -- No Change
Japan Challenge - 4 done, 8 to go (by Dec. 31st) -- No Change
O'Canada Challenge - 3 done, 9 to go (by Dec. 31st) -- No Change
Book Awards Challenge - 0 done, 12 to go (by June 30th, 2008) -- No Change

And 2 new challenges:
Fall Into Reading Challenge - 5 to go (by Dec. 21st)
2nds Challenge - 3 to go (by Dec. 31st)

Reading Goals for October:
My R.I.P. reads are the first priority this month. I'm down to the last 100 or so pages in Dracula so I'm sure I'll manage 2 more after that. I think the problem will be that there are quite a few more than that that I'd like to fit in. But I really should try to read a couple of books for other challenges as well. We'll see where the month takes me.


  1. Twilight was great wasn't it? I enjoyed New Moon but I really didn't like Eclipse. I'll be looking forward to your thoughts on those.
    Congrats on finishing your non-fiction challenge. I have one more book to read for the R.I.P. Challenge so I hope I get to it.

  2. I love how you did the progress report for your reading challenges...what a great idea! Might have to steal that idea myself. No, on second thought, that would just scare me, putting in writing how far I have to go.

    I really, really need to get around to reading Twilight. I picked it up for the R.I.P., but haven't felt the urge to start it yet.

  3. Iliana,
    Opinions seems pretty divided on Eclipse. I'm curious to see what I think of them too.
    Just 1 more R.I.P. book? You can do that! :)

    LOL! Other than finishing the NF challenge, this was a pretty bad month for challenge progress for me. That 'no change' on 4 of them is rather shameful. Oh well, I'll get done what I get done.
    I was in the perfect mood for it when I read Twilight and it just grabbed me. Have fun with it once you get the urge.

  4. LOVED Twilight, couldn't stand those No. 1 Ladies books and am in the middle of RIP II with The Historian (100 pages into it and so far it is really good)! Happy reading!

  5. Stephanie,
    I see we agree about Twilight and the No. 1 Ladies.. ! I found a reasonably priced copy of The Historian so I picked it up recently. Glad to hear you're liking it. It's had lots of positive comments. I've gotten a bit bogged down in Dracula but I'm almost done.


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