Here we are, into the third quarter of the year already! How did that happen? My son starts school again in about two weeks! This year is flying by. Time to write about the reading I’ve done the past three months.
Books Read: 20
Nonfiction: 1 (Lauren Graham’s memoir Talking As Fast As I Can)
Audio: 4 (LG’s memoir, Sense and Sensibility (read by Juliet Stevenson! So good!,) Wonder by R.J. Palacio, and The Watsons Go to Birmingham 1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis.
Juvenile/Middle Grade: 2 (Wonder and Watsons)
YA/Teen: 3 (Anne of Green Gables, Anne of Avonlea, and The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Vol 3: Squirrel, You Really Got Me Now by Ryan North and Erica Henderson.)
Graphic Novels: 1 (Squirrel Girl)
Authors of Color: 6 (Exit West, John Crow’s Devil by Marlon James, The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez, No One Is Coming To Save Us by Stephanie Powell Watts, Watsons, A Tale For The Time Being by Ruth Ozeki)
Published in 2017: 3 (Exit West by Mohsin Hamid, No One Is Coming To Save Us by Stephanie Powell Watts, and Into the Water by Paula Hawkins)
Favorites This Quarter: How It All Began by Penelope Lively, Exit West by Mohsin Hamid, Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen, and The Watsons Go To Birmingham 1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis. I’ve not reviewed the two audio books, because I don’t usually review those on my blog. I listen to them in the car pretty much exclusively; therefore I don’t have an opportunity to take notes as I do on my print reading. So I don’t feel like I would have more than a paragraph or two to write about them. Hmmm… maybe I’ll do a semi-regular audio book round-up in the future? That’s an idea worth pondering.
Reading Goals: So I’m happy to say that I’ve completed two of my reading goals for the year! I have now read 6 juvenile/middle grade titles and have read at least 6 Random Picks (books that weren’t on my TBR at the start of the year.) It figures that a goal that I completed already would the the random reading, ha ha! If you’ve been a visitor here for a while you know what a mood reader I am.
In fact, as of late I’ve been considering having NO reading goals at all for 2018. I have been in the mood to just read whatever the heck I want to, with no regard for lists or challenges of any kind. I just don’t do well with planned reading. It’s like diets – when someone tells me not to have the cake or cookies, the thing I want most on this Earth is a piece of cake or a cookie! So when I make a list of books I want to read in a certain time span (Hi #20BooksofSummer!), all I want to read is all the *other* books on my shelves and my Goodreads list! Mind you, they’re ALL BOOKS THAT I WANT TO READ SO I DON’T KNOW WHAT THE HECK IS WRONG WITH ME, but there it is.
So how was your last reading quarter? How are you progressing on your reading goals? Did you make goals? Are you chafing under them? Why or why not?