Challenge Update, February 2016

1 Mar

February was short and busy, a pesky combination. I picked up two long books which will take me some time to get through and I can’t fight it. Progress in time. You can look at my progress at any time on my challenge page.

Books finished in February:

Bellwether // Connie Willis
Shanghai Girls // Lisa See

Yikes! My slow down here is very obvious after coming off a strong January. I’m trudging through some long titles right now so I know they’ll come to an end eventually. Maybe they’ll help me with a strong March!

When Are You Reading? Challenge

6/12
This is my challenge to read a book from 13 different time periods. You can read about it here. I was able to add Bellwether to the 1980-1999 time period which worked well. It was harder to place Shanghai Girls because it really spanned 1937-1945 with a lot more emphasis on the earlier part of the book. I’ve chosen to put it in 1920-1939 for that reason.

Goodreads Challenge

8/45
I’m starting to think going down to 45 books for the year was a good move. I’m still a bit ahead of schedule, but no much. I should be able to keep this up and I believe I have some shorter titles in the mix in the summer which will keep me ahead and do well.

Book of the Month

BellwetherI’m inclined to pick Bellwether by Connie Willis. This book surprised me in all the right ways and I recommend it highly. You can read my review here where I gave it 4 out of 5 stars.

Added to my TBR

My list made it down to 139! This is amazing progress for me and I’m really excited to say I’m 2 down from where I was. I’ve been making an effort to finish more books that I’ve been wanting to read for a long time and it looks like I’m finally making a dent. Nothing was added this month.

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.

You can follow me on GoodreadsFacebookTwitterPinterest, and Instagram. I’m available via email at SamAStevensWriter@gmail.com. And as always, feel free to leave a comment!

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