Four seems to be my average despite my grandiose ideas each month that I'll somehow read much more than that. The fact that I read New Moon in only 2 days though just goes to show that if I were to stop working and cleaning our apartment (not that it's spotless as it is!), laundry and dishes and all that, and blogging(!!) I'd have much more time to read! LOL. Oh well, I'll keep trying to find a balance.
Books completed in November:
(click on a title to read my review, click on the book covers below to read more at Amazon)
48. Wuthering Heights - Emily Brontë
49. Lighting the Dark Side - William R. Potter
50. The Book of Proper Names - Amélie Nothomb
51. New Moon - Stephenie Meyer
Favourite of the month:
That's a really hard question! I loved the writing and gothic mood of Wuthering Heights. I enjoyed the great characters and the variety of the stories in Lighting the Dark Side. I got totally sucked up into New Moon. And even though I didn't love the ending of The Book of Proper Names, it was still an engaging story up to that point. So let's just say that Wuthering Heights was my favourite classic of the month, Lighting the Dark Side my favourite collection of short stories, and New Moon my favourite vampire story! ;)
Books in: 9 (3 bought, 3 review copies, 3 won in giveaways)
Books out: 0
Reading Challenges- Progress Report:
My current status on all active challenges. See sidebar for links.
Ended in November:
Herding Cats Challenge (May 1 - Nov. 30, 2008) - completed!
Orbis Terrarum Challenge (Apr. 1 - Dec. 20, 2008) - 5 out of 9
2nds Challenge (Sept. 1 - Dec. 31, 2008) - 3 out of 4
My Year of Reading Dangerously (Jan. - Dec. 2008) - 9 out of 12
What's in a Name Challenge (Jan. - Dec. 2008) - 5 out of 6
Graphic Novels Challenge (July - Dec. 2008) - 4 out of 3 - completed!
Reading Jane Austen (Jan. - Dec. 2008) - 1 out of 2
Japanese Literature Challenge 2 (July 30, 2008 - Jan. 30, 2009) - 2 out of 3
1% Well-Read Challenge (May 1, 2008 - Feb. 28, 2009) - 3 out of 10
Book Awards II Challenge (Aug. 1, 2008 - June 30, 2009) - 4 out of 10
2nd Canadian Book Challenge (July 1, 2008 - July 1, 2009) - 4 out of 13
Reading Japan - I've read 12 books so far this year (none in November).
Orange Prize Project - I've read 2 books so far this year (none in November).
Reading plans for December:
I can realistically finish a couple more challenges and have accepted that I simply won't be able to complete a couple others so I'll be posting wrap-ups for them soon along with some of the new challenges for 2009 that I've been considering. Then before I know it it'll be time to choose what to read during the long flight to Canada, where I have several books already waiting for me! Can't wait!