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text 2016-12-01 14:41
#BookishResolutions Progress Report ~ November 2016

#BookishResolutions Progress Report ~ November 2016

 

Source: imavoraciousreader.blogspot.com/2016/12/bookishresolutions-progress-report.html
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text 2014-07-31 14:15
July Reading Recap
The Windflower - Laura London
Fanning the Flames - Victoria Dahl
The Suffragette Scandal (The Brothers Sinister) (Volume 4) - Courtney Milan
When Lightning Strikes - Meg Cabot
The Book of Life - Deborah Harkness
The Perfect Match - Kristan Higgins
Then Came You - Jill Shalvis
Rusty Nailed - Alice Clayton
Mr. Impossible - Loretta Chase
Truly - Ruthie Knox

I did a ton of reading this month: 16 books, including two uber-long ones (The Windflower and The Book of Life), thanks to a vacation week and several (alright, too many) very late nights. I usually average ~10 books per month. No 5 star reads, but The Windflower and Fanning the Flames were solid 4.5s, and most of the others I found really entertaining and enjoyable, even where I had some quibbles (The Suffragette Scandal, The Book of Life, Meg Cabot's Missing series). Only two stinkers: Rusty Nailed was a chore to finish, and Mr. Impossible I DNF'd a third of the way through.

 

I haven't finished Ruthie Knox's Truly ARC, which is being published next Tuesday, August 5, but I am in heaven so far.

 

I can't believe it's almost August! This summer is flying by too fast.

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text 2014-01-31 17:32
January Recap

 

 

Totals: 18 books, 7688 pages

 

Best of the month:

 

This is hard, because I read some great books this month!

 

The Stockholm Octavo by Karen Engelmann was a great historical fiction read, well-researched, fun to read, building to a ripping finish. I also loved And We Stay by Jenny Hubbard because she writes so beautifully, Emily Beam was a delightful character, and she wove the poems into the story with what appeared to be effortless proficiency. Doomsday Book by Connie Willis was a bit on the long side, but her treatment of the middle ages was fantastic. I had a love/hate relationship with Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte. It was a shocking and intense read, and I am left bewildered and amazed at her skill as a writer. I cannot imagine how anyone could find Wuthering Heights romantic, but I know that I will never forget reading it.

 

Worst of the month:

 

Kaleidoscope by Kristen Ashley. For further discussion, you can read my review on booklikes, here.

 

Progress on Challenges:

 

Back to the Classics:

Category completed: A classic by a woman author - Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte

 

The Bronte Project:

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte

 

The Classics Club

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte
Les Miserables by Victor Hugo

 

The C.S. Lewis Project

Prince Caspian
Voyage of the Dawn Treader

 

A Century of Books:

1950 - A Murder is Announced by Agatha Christie
1964 - A Caribbean Mystery by Agatha Christie
1985 - Henrietta's War by Joyce Dennys

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url 2013-06-04 15:06
May Mini-Review Recap!

Check out all the books I read in May, with teeny-tiny flash reviews for each one.

 

It was a good month :)

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