Oh, gosh. Where did this month go! But then again, this is a celebration as well! Because……. (drumroll please!)….. it is almost this blog’s one month-aversary!!!! Yay! This is amazing, but I can’t believe it has been that long!
So, this is just a recap of what this month has been like- in book terms. I got through about a book a week this month- which might be good for most people, but for me it really stinks! I usually get through two books a week at least, and according to my 2012 Reading Challenge counter on the sidebar, I am 8 books behind on my goal. Of course, I didn’t start this in January, so it is a little bit off. But I’m going to have to step it up if I want to meet my goal of 75 books in 2012!
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle- does it count if I didn’t finish this? I think I mentioned in a previous post, but I tried very hard to read it because it was just not my book. I tried to slug through it and got about halfway through and then I went online to see if the end was good. Most of the time I don’t do this, but I only wanted to know if the ending would look up. And apparently *spoiler* almost every character dies. So I refused to finish it.
The Secret Lives of Dresses- I liked this book. It was a very chick-lit sort of read, but it still took me a while because I have a lot of homework lately. Darn it. Here’s the review
Out of Time- I love love LOVE this book! I highly recommend it to anyone! Unless you are a guy. Because I hate to stereotype, but this is a romance as well as adventure, so a guy probably wouldn’t like it. But still a great read for anyone. Review.
Eat Pray Love- I did not like this book, and I don’t recommend it to anyone. I thought is was boring, prepaid, and very drawn out. Full review here.
Water for Elephants- Loved it! I highly, highly recommend it. Full review and summary here
The Other Queen- I am reading this now and it is possibly my favorite on the list! I never want to finish this book- it is that good- but at the same time she has many other books as well that I can read. I am mostly done with this and will probably finish it tomorrow because I have both homeroom and a substitute teacher. I’ll have to remember to pack an extra book. And I will review this book once I finish it!
So, there you have it. As you can probably tell by my To Read 2012 page, I have many listed but not many crossed off. But hey, that’s what happens when you love books! 😀
If you are a fellow book blogger or writer, I highly recommend joining Goodreads’ 2012 reading challenge. It is a little late, but still is a good way to set goals and track your progress visually.
Tell me what you have been reading lately! Also, what books have you started but never been able to finish?