January Monthly Summary

Friday, February 5, 2010


If you're anywhere near the midwest you're probably watching the snow pike up outside and discovering that all of your weekend plans have been cancelled because of the weather. That's ok though, it'll just give me more time to read.

I cannot believe it's already February. I read 19 books in January (that includes a few short children's books from Roald Dahl). Here's a summary of how I'm doing in my various challenge categories. Some of the books work in more than one category and since I'm doing so many challenges I've decided to allow it.

Color Challenge (2/9)
-"The White Tiger" by: Aravind Adiga - ★★★
-"The Color Purple" by: Alice Walker - ★★★★

Audio Book Challenge (6/20)
-"For One More Day" by: Mitch Albom- ★☆
-"G is for Gumshoe" by: Sue Grafton - ★★★
-"Great Expectations" by: Charles Dickens - ★★★★★
-"The Known World" by: Edward P. Jones - ★★★☆
-"The Wordy Shipmates" by: Sarah Vowell - ★★☆
-"The White Tiger" by: Aravind Adiga - ★★★


Gilmore Girls Challenge (2/10)
-"Great Expectations" by: Charles Dickens - ★★★★★
-"Driving Miss Daisy" by: Alfred Uhry - ★★★★

Pulitzer-Prize-Winning Plays (3/10)
-"Dinner with Friends" by: Donald Marguiles - ★★★
-"Glengarry Glen Ross" by: David Mamet - ★★★
-"Driving Miss Daisy" by: Alfred Uhry - ★★★★


Short Stories / Poetry Collections (1/10)
-"Carry On, Jeeves" by: P.G. Wodehouse- ★★★☆

Sequels (4/10)
-"G is for Gumshoe" by: Sue Grafton - ★★★

-"The Girl Who Played with Fire" by: Stieg Larsson - ★★★★☆
-"The Lost Symbol" by: Dan Brown - ★★☆
-"Unshaken"
(Lineage of Grace #3) by: Francine Rivers - ★★★

Book Awards (Pulitzer, Booker, Orange) (2/10)
-"The White Tiger" by: Aravind Adiga - ★★★
-"The Known World" by: Edward P. Jones - ★★★☆


Random Book Challenge (2/10)
-"Strait is the Gate" by: Andre Gide - ★★★

Nonfiction (1/10)
-"The Wordy Shipmates" by: Sarah Vowell - ★★☆

Misc.
-The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me
-The Twits
-The Magic Finger
-Fantastic Mr. Fox
-For One More Day

Photo by moi.

2 comments:

Jenners said...

You are rocking your challenges! I'm impressed! I'm starting the whole "Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" series this year ... I've heard it is so good. And I've read pretty much all of the Kinsey Millhone books.

Avid Reader said...

Thanks! I'm a list kinda girl, so this is fun for me. I hope you'll love the "tattoo" series. I desperately wish I'd waited until the 3rd book was out before I started them.