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Challenge Update, June

1 Jul

Summer’s here and the time is right for reading by the pool, writing outside, and being WAY TOO BUSY ON WEEKENDS. Plus, its half way through the year so I should be half way through all of my challenges, right? No. So yeah, my challenges are going… but not fast. You can look at my progress at any time on my challenge page.

Books read in May:

Brain on Fire by Susannah Cahalan
The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian (Review coming Friday)
O, Africa! by Andrew Lewis Conn
A Hologram for the King by Dave Eggers
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

When Are You Reading? Challenge

This is my challenge to read a book from 13 different time periods. You can read about it here. My timeline tracks when my books take place and you can see that I finally filled in another section! I read two books from the 1910-1929 period this month; O, Africa! and The Sandcastle Girls. Go me! I’m still on pace for this and I’ve decided to focus on it for the next few months. I’ve chosen books from each period that are already on my shelf and I’m going to try to get through them soon.

Where Are You Reading? Challenge

10/50 (+10)
Hosted by Sheila. In the challenge to read a book from every state, I’m not focusing enough on American settings. My map shows that I’ve read a lot of books with a foreign setting and that’s my progress for this month. I didn’t add any new states, but I did add three foreign countries; Syria, Saudi Arabia, and DR Congo. I believe that having 10 foreign countries qualifies me for some sort of ‘bonus point’ win so I’ll have to see how Sheila counts that.

Goodreads Challenge

I’m a modest 14 ahead of schedule now. Wow! I did not see this coming. I thought I was on a slower pace than I was last year and while that’s true, it’s not by much! I’m going to keep the 35, but I think I’ll finish it in the next month or two unless something serious happens.

How are your challenges going? I hope you’re not too far off pace just yet! If you want any more information about the challenges I’m doing or you’d like to join me, leave a comment and check out the links. There’s also information in my Challenges tab.

Until next time, write on.

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