February Monthly Summary

Monday, March 1, 2010



Another month has gone by and I managed to fit 20 books into February. Here's my summary of how I did in my 3 challenges. I read 19 books, including plays. I'm allowing overlap between the 3 challenges because the 101010 Challenge is monster, but no overlap within that challenge.


Color Challenge (3/9)
-"Black Water"

Audio Book Challenge (11/20)
-"Slam"
-"Paper Towns"
-"The Bean Trees"
-"Juliet, Naked"
-"Zeitoun"

FEBRUARY
101010 Challenge (2/10)
(10 books in 10 categories in 2010)

-Favorite authors (6/10)
-"The Angel's Game" by: Carlos Ruiz Zafon - ★★★★☆
-"Paper Towns" by: John Green - ★★★★
-"The Sandman Vol 1: Preludes and Nocturnes" by: Neil Gaiman - ★★★☆
-"Juliet, Naked" by: Nick Hornby- ★★★★
-"Fantastic Mr. Fox" by: Roald Dahl- ★★★★
-"The Murders in the Rue Morgue" by: Edgar Allan Poe- ★★★☆

-Nonfiction / Travel Memoirs (2/10)
-"Zeitoun" by: Dave Eggers -★★★★☆

Recommended (4/10)
-"The Bean Trees" by: Barbara Kingsolver- ★★★
-"The Mezzanine" by: Nicholson Baker - ★★★★
-"Holly's Inbox" by: Holly Denham - ★★★

Plays (esp. Pulitzer Prize Winners) (6/10)
-"August: Osage County" by: Tracy Letts - ★★★★
-"Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" by: Edward Albee - ★★★
-"A Doll's House" by: Henrik Ibsen- ★★★★☆

Short Stories / Poetry Collections (3/10)
-"Keats: Selected Poems" by: John Keats- ★★★★
-"Revolting Rhymes" by: Roald Dahl- ★★★★

1,000 Books / Gilmore Girls List (6/10)
-"Who Moved My Cheese?" by: Spencer Johnson- ★★☆
-"Black Water" by: Joyce Carol Oates- ★★★☆
-"The Big Sleep" by: Raymond Chandler- ★★★
-"The Absolutely Essential Eloise" by: Kay Thompson- ★★★★☆

Sequels (4/10)

Book Awards (Pulitzer, Booker, Orange)
-"The Remains of the Day" by: Kazuo Ishiguro- ★★★★☆

-One Book One Town / Book Club (0/10)

Random Book Challenge (1/10)

Photo by moi.

2 comments:

Belle said...

You had such a good reading month! It's nice when you're able to tackle all those challenges at the same time, too, isn't it? I ended up giving up on reading challenges completely because I simply could not keep track.

Avid Reader said...

LibraryThing.com has been really helpful in keeping my challenges straight. I can tag the books I'm reading by month, challenge, etc. It makes it a lot less complicated.