As you can tell I have no “official” challenges this month so I’m not posting every day. I really have to get it together and organize myself so that doesn’t happen. Putting it on my “To Do” list for the coming year.
I haven’t written about books since August so this might be a good time to review what I’ve been reading since then. I’ve finished 29 books so far this year but Goodreads tells me that I’m 4 behind schedule to reach my goal of 40. On one hand I want to find some that I can read really quickly just to catch up but on the other hand I want to try and finish all the categories on the PopSugar list. I have 17 left on the main list and 8 on the advanced. What’s a girl to do? I’ll tell you what I’ve read and then give a few of the categories that I still have to fill and maybe you can give me some suggestions.
I thought I had read these two when I was in high school (or younger) but there were a lot of things I didn’t remember (like most of them!). I have a memory of sitting in the library during one summer and reading Wuthering Heights but maybe it was another book. Glad I read them now although they are probably what took up time and put me behind.
I think it took over a month to read these three. Of course, I only read at night before bed so sometimes I only get a page or two in before I fall asleep. Last night I was up until 1 in the morning because I wanted to finish 1984.
Now I’m on to something a little lighter. I started a Kinsey Millhone mystery and I’m hoping to get the signed copy of “Haunted House Ghost” from Jay that I won in the contest so I can read that next. That one will fill the category of “A ghost story!”
Other categories I have left are:
“A book with “Pop,” “Sugar” or “Challenge” in the title.
A book with a title that has “salty,” “sweet,” “bitter” or”spicy.”
A retelling of a classic.
A book with a question in the title.
A book revolving around a puzzle or a game.
Two books that share the same title.
A book by an author with the first and last name that begin with the same letter.
Anybody have any ideas for those categories? I did go to the library book sale again and got a ton of books:
All this for $7. Some of these I got to use in my crafting projects. Yes, I occasionally repurpose an old book. Don’t judge. How’s your reading going? I know there are people out there who can read a hundred or more books a year but that just is way too many for me to try.