(click on title to read my review)
4. The Bleeding Dusk - Colleen Gleason
5. A Tale of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
6. The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald
I didn't get as much read as I would've liked (I seem to say this every month) but it was a pretty good month quality-wise. From vampire hunting in Rome to The French Revolution to 1920s high society life in New York, and I enjoyed each of them.
The Bleeding Dusk was just as exciting and fun to read as I'd expected. A Tale of Two Cities kept my brain cells busy but was worth the effort, and most surprising was how much I enjoyed The Great Gatsby since I'd previously shied away from it. So I guess I can't complain.
I had hoped to finish Housekeeping vs. The Dirt as well but I still have a couple more columns to read so it'll count as a March read.
Reading Challenges- Progress Report:
Book Awards Challenge - 3 done, 9 to go (by June 30th)
My Year of Reading Dangerously- 2 done, 10 to go
What's in a Name Challenge - 2 done, 4 to go
Austen Mini-Challenge - 1 done, 1 to go
Reading Japan Project - 2 so far this year
The Orange Prize Project - none yet this year, my list of previously read titles here.
As for my reading challenges, I caught up on My Year of Reading Dangerously in February so I'm generally on track. The only one I'm really behind on is the Book Awards Challenge. So I really need to focus on Award-winning books between now and the end of June. I guess the one good thing about still having quite a few to read is that I can still choose among them according to my mood, and I'm not above a substitution or two either so I'm hoping for some good reads in March.