Tuesday, August 30, 2011

August Monthly Run down

I did pretty good this month! I read 7 books, which is amazing, I must have read some really good ones! I am thinking that I am not going to reach my 75 book goal for the year. I just have waaay too many chunksters to get to this year. So, let see what did I read in August?

1.Black Hills, by Nora Roberts ***
2.This Lullabye By Sarah Dessen *****
3. The Bestseller By: Olivia Goldsmith *****
4. Dead as a Doornail by Charlaine Harris *****
5. Definitely dead By: Charlaine Harris *****
6. The Girl Who Played with Fire by: Stieg Larsson *****
7. War and Peace By: Leo Tolstoy ****

I was soooo proud of myself for finishing War and Peace by my goal date of Sept. 1st!! I got it finished 2 days early!!!

This was a good reading month for me, as I only got 4 done in July, so 7 is really good! I am still behind quite a bit on my challenge for the year. I have 49 done and 26 left to go, so that is 6 and a half to be read every month from now until the end of the year, for the reason of having too many chunksters to finish for the year, I am not seeing this happening, but maybe I can eek a few tiny ones out here and there. We shall see. I am not too worried about it, since last year I read 8 more than my goal number, so did really well! If I don't make it this year I shall look at that title "War and Peace" and know I did fine! Not only that but I have read 17,136 pages this year which is approximately 349 pages per book I am doing fine on the whole page goal. (which is 18,000) So, I'm doing ok.

Friday, August 5, 2011

July: Monthly Rundown

Sadly, I only got 4 books read in July!!

1) One Tuesday Morning By: Karen Kingsbury
2) Beyond Tuesday Morning By Karen Kingsbury
3) The House of Mirth by: Edith Wharton
4) Stone of Tears by: Terry Goodkind

The first three were for the TBR challenge, and the fourth was a pre-requisite for two books on my TBR challenge. (I have books 3 &4 of the Sword of Truth series on my TBR challenge list, but I had to finish #2 first, which was Stone of Tears)

I am hoping this month will be full of alot more books. I already have one read, and will probably finish another today. I'm hoping to get 6 finished this month, if not more! We shall see! I think I can do it, if I pick the right books! Obviously last month I didn't! Stone of Tears was about a million pages long (ok, only 979, but it was LONG) The House of Mirth was a classic, and while parts of it were good, for some reason classics just don't read as easily as contemporary fiction. And I couldn't tell you why the two by Kingsbury took me so long to read, I thought they'd be fast, but I found them sadly kinda boring, which stinks, since I bought #3 in the series before I realized this! So, I ordered it on Amazon, and it will be here soon. Guess I'll read it, I DID afterall buy it, so I might as well. So, keep your fingers crossed for me that I will get more than just 4 measly books in this month, even though my big goal for this month is to finish "War and Peace".

Ok, off to enjoy the typhoon that is ripping up our island, and read a bit before trying to sleep, which will be kinda hard since there are 100 mph winds roaring through the place!!!