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Challenge Update, December 2015

5 Jan

I think I did pretty well at finishing up a lot in December. I had a slow November, but I picked it up early in the month and slowed down coming into the holidays. But who didn’t? You can look at my progress at any time on my challenge page.

Books finished in December:

Sense and Sensibility//Jane Austen
All the Light We Cannot See//Anthony Doerr
Animal Farm//George Orwell
Station ElevenStation Eleven//Emily St. John Mandel
Go Set a Watchman//Harper Lee
Clout Atlas//David Mitchell

And I’m only one behind on reviews. BAM! What a good way to start 2016!

When Are You Reading? Challenge

Challenge Completed!
This is my challenge to read a book from 13 different time periods. You can read about it here. My timeline will track all of my books and show which time period they fall into, but it’s a little behind on the updates.

I’ll be hosting this challenge again next year if you’d like to join in! Here’s the info for the 2016 Challenge.

Goodreads Challenge

Challenge Completed!
I might go down to 45 next year. With a shorter commute to work, I don’t have as much audio time as I used to.

Book of the Month

Station ElevenWithout a doubt, it’s Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. If you saw my post yesterday, you saw my rant about how much I loved this book when I made it my #2 book of the year. Please go pick up a copy now!

Added to my TBR

No chain in the TBR this month. I added as many as I tackled. Meh, there are worse things.

  • Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson (I loved Lawson’s first book and I finally caved and put this on my TBR. Little did I know my brother was getting me a SIGNED COPY for Christmas! I’m so pumped to read this.)
  • True History of the Kelly Gang by Peter Carey (I watched Ned Kelly as a kid [because Orlando Bloom is in it] and I’d love to know how much of that was fictionalized. Plus, 2 for 1 sale at the library WIN!)
  • The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri (After how much I loved The Namesake, I’ve been looking for a well-priced copy of this book and I finally found it at the 2 for 1 sale. I’m so excited to read this!)
  • Dollface by Renee Rosen (1920s molls and mobsters book. I’m sold.)
  • Night to Remember by Walter Lord (The Barnes and Noble near me was closing. After I finished crying, I went and found this book on clearance. I love the Titanic so it was only natural for me to grab it.)
  • That Night by Chevy Stevens (Another B&N closing book. We have the same last name, so I had to do it.)

A little more book shopping than I intended but It will all be worth it in the end. Some great finds on this list!

How are your challenges going? I hope you’re doing better than me! If you love historical fiction, give some thought to my challenge, it’s fun!

Until next time, write on.

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