Monday, October 5, 2015

Book Challenges/Clubs... Update 2

I know we talk about books on Show Us Your Books Tuesday, but I wanted to update my own personal challenge to see/show how much progress I've made.  Also, I didn't link up with the Literary Ladies when their challenge ended, so yeah, lets say this is for that?  Or for the fact that we spent the weekend in Orlando and I'm too exhausted to write up a weekend review post by Monday?  Yeah, let's just call this good planning.   

So let's see how I'm doing, shall we?

That's a lot of crossed off books!!!
Erin, does that number format look familiar?

Young Adult/Challenge list/Page Turners (for July):
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
Review here.

Non-US Author/3 word title:
What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty
Review to come 13OCT.

Recommended by a blogger/any book:
The Storied Life of AJ Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

TBR list for >1 year/book w/ girl/boy/woman/man in the title:
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
Review to come 13OCT.

Kickass female character:
My Nest Isn't Empty, It Just Has More Closet Space: The Amazing Adventures of an Ordinary Woman by Lisa Scottoline
Review to come 13OCT.

Book to be ruined (probably) by Hollywood:
Still Alice by Lisa Genova

Written by celeb/comedian:
Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari
Review Here.

One-word title:
Wonder by RJ Palacio
Review here.

Suspenseful book:
You by Caroline Kepnes

Summer book w/ summer in the title:
Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen
Review here

Newberry Award/Honor:
Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai
Review here.

Book of short stories:
New Stories from the South 2001 by various (Shannon Ravenel)
In progress, abet slow progress.  These stories are hit or miss.

Female author from Time article:
How Should a Person Be? by Sheila Heti
Review Here.

Latin America setting:
Guantanamo Diary by Mohamedou Ould Slahi
STILL in progress.  I may end up giving up on this one because I feel like they are trying to brainwash me.  I would like to finish it since I actually bought a hard copy of the book, but I doubt it. When I get to pages with lots of redactions, I get super excited.

Book title starts w/ same letter as my last name (R):
Redeployment by Phil Klay
Review Here.

# in the title:
100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson
I tried and couldn't on this one.  I listened to it on audiobook and had I been reading it, I probably wouldn't have got past page 50.

I've completed 10 (and quit 1) out of 16! 
That's not too bad for 3 very busy, transitional, months.

Here are the challenges/clubs I am/was participating in:
Book Challenge by Erin (categories in THIS COLOR)
Literary Ladies Book Club (categories in THIS COLOR)
Page Turners


  1. Nicely done! I should have done this but I totally chickened out at the last minute thinking I wouldn't get any reading done. Hahaha. Also thanks to this post I realized the book linkup is in fact next Tuesday and not tomorrow. Thank you for saving me the embarrassment of posting too early!

    1. you would have been forgiving for posting too early :)

  2. Still Alice was actually a very good adaptation of the book. Not ruined by Hollywood at all!

    10/16 is good progress!

  3. 10/16 is VERY good...and actually, you've now finished that short stories book, so that's 11.

    I've made my own assumption, but how is the Guantanamo Diary trying to brainwash you? I'd be interested in your take.

    Uhm, and how do you have a random pizza magnet from Potts Point? I know you said the Navy paid for you to visit, but you kept the pizza magnet? I'm all for random souveniers, so why am I even asking.....

  4. I believe that 10/16 is pretty darn good!!!


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