Monday, February 1, 2010

January 2010 Wrap-Up

Books read: 10

Books read in December but reviewed this month:
Spirt of the Place by Samuel Shem
Books read and reviewed this month: 
Dying Scream by Mary Burton
The Red Door by Charles Todd
Fugitive by Cheryl Brooks
Breakfast in Bed by Robin Kaye


Other books read:
Inkheart by Cornelia Funke -- 2.5 roses (OK)
To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf -- 2 roses (So-so)
Whisper My Love by Gayle Wilson -- 3 roses (good)
Midnight Investigation by Sheryl Lynn -- 3 roses (good)

Books abandoned: none

Favorite book(s) read this month: The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein and The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson

Books I could have done without: To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf -- Woolf is just not my favorite author. I can’t get into the stream-of-conscienceness style. 

Challenges completed: 
What an Animal II (ends 2/28/10) - 6/6
Raved-About Reads - 25 read

Challenges joined: 

Challenge progress: (those without an end date end on 12/31)
1. Readers of Romance Winter Challenge (ends 2/28/10) - 11/15
2. Sookie Stackhouse Challenge (ends 6/30/10) - 2/9
3. Countdown 2010 Challenge (ends 10/10/10) - 26/55
4. 2010 TBR Challenge - 0/12
5. 2010 Reading Resolutions Challenge - 0/15

  1. Read 12 eBooks - 0/12
  2. Read 5 books from 3 series - 0/15
  3. Read 25 category romances - 2/25
  4. Read 10 Filling in the Gaps books - 1/10
  5. Read 5 books set outside the U.S. - 2/5
  6. Read 5 books for Book Around the States Challenge - 0/5
  7. Read 4 books for Shelfari’s Playing Book Tag group -1/4
  8. Read 4 books for Shelfari’s Author, Author group - 1/4
  9. Read 4 books for f2f book club - 1/4
  10. Read 5 books on the New Classics list - 0/5
  11. Read 1 book in each Dewey Decimal classification - 0/10
  12. Read 5 Science in Fiction books - 0/5
  13. Review more books in 2010 than in 2009 - 7/54
  14. Read 5 books for every 1 I acquire - 5 read/0 acquired (except for Christmas GC purchases)
  15. Sign up for only 6 timed challenges at a time (this does not include perpetual challenges) - 5
Perpetual Challenges:
Book Around the States Challenge - 27/50 (0 this month)
Around the World in 80 Books - 14/80 (1 this month)
Science in Fiction - 7 read (0 this month)
New Classics Challenge - 25/100 (0 this month)
Filling in the Gaps Challenge - 1/100 (1 this month)

Currently Reading: 
The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

Plans for February:
The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown
Season of the Witch by Natasha Mostert
1st to Die by James Patterson
What Happens in London by Julia Quinn
Blue Bayou by Joann Ross
River of Eden by Glenna McReynolds
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
The Corpse Had a Familiar Face by Edna Cuchanan
The Power of Myth by Joseph Campbell
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

Anyone read any of these? What were your thoughts?

2 comments:

Callista said...

I don't have a problem buying too many books but I think your goal of reading 5 for every one bought is better than some of the other goals I've seen that seem harder to keep. For example not buying ANY books.

nanscorner said...

The ARt of Racing in the Rain is one of my all time favorite books. I'm glad you enjoyed it!