I had a pretty good month, finishing 6 books. I know that's not many for some but for me, especially the last couple of months, it's great. I can only hope it continues.
(click on title to read my review)
7. Housekeeping vs. The Dirt - Nick Hornby
8. Kira-Kira - Cynthia Kadohata
9. The Road - Cormac McCarthy
10. Surfacing - Margaret Atwood
11. Birds of a Feather - Jacqueline Winspear
12. The Ash Garden - Dennis Bock
Favourite of the month: The Road
Least favourite: Surfacing
Books bought: 0
I thought I didn't want to know how many books I buy each year (it would be too sad to compare to the number of books actually read) but Iliana mentioned it during the 2007 year end stats time and I decided to add a 'purchased/acquired' column to my spreadsheet after all. And I thought I might as well look at it monthly from now on.
Don't let the above number deceive you though. Books bought in January = 10, February = 3, and already April = 3!
Reading Challenges- Progress Report:
(see sidebar for all current challenges and reading projects)
Book Awards Challenge - 6 done, 6 to go (by June 30th)
My Year of Reading Dangerously- 3 done, 9 to go
What's in a Name Challenge - 2 done, 4 to go
Austen Mini-Challenge - 1 done, 1 to go
Orbis Terrarum Challenge - 0 done, 9 to go
Once Upon a Time II Challenge - 0 done, 5 to go (by June 20th)
Long-term Reading Projects:
Reading Japan Project - 2 books read in March, my list of Japan-related books read (by Japanese and non-Japanese authors) here.
The Orange Prize Project - none yet this year, my list of previously read titles here.
Reading plans for April:
Looking at the nationality of the authors I read in March (2 Brits, 2 Canadians, 2 Americans although 1 is Japanese American), I'm really looking forward to reading the books on my list for the Orbis Terrarum Challenge. But first I have a few more Award Winners to read for the Book Awards Challenge and some fantasy to choose from for the Once Upon a Time Challenge.