Reading Challenge Check In
I didn’t read any books for the Modern Mrs. Darcy Reading Challenge in August, so I’m a bit behind in posting this Reading Challenge check in. I have read many books, just not any that fit into the “challenge categories” as we are nearing the end of it in just a few short months – aack!
I did finish one in September however, for the category “a book you should have read in high school”. For me, this was The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. A true classic, which I only gave 3 stars.
I actually enjoyed the movie far more than I did the book, sigh. That doesn’t happen very often for me, so I was a bit disappointed to say the least. At any rate, I checked this one off the list and have gladly moved on. Only 2 more categories to go and I’ll have read a book in all 12 categories!!
Are you reading any books that you should have (could have) read in high school?
Other books from August/September – Gabriel and I finished The Sword in the Tree by Clyde Robert Bulla, one of our favorites. I always enjoy reading this one aloud, and it was woven nicely into our Morning Basket time, which I cherish everyday.
The Knockoff by Lucy Sykes & Jo Piazza was a super fun read. As a just-turned fifty year old, this book hit home way more than I would have liked, but excellent reading none the less. I still find myself chuckling over certain parts of this story 🙂
Bird in Hand by Christina Baker Kline was really good, albeit a bit predictable. I like the way the author weaves in and out of each of the four main characters lives seperately even though they are all tangled up together. It’s a story that could happen anywhere, to anyone, and it’s told well. Ms. Kline is topping my list of favorite authors these days.
In my Saturday Snapshot posts, I like to list the books I’m reading and update what’s in the queue. You can also follow me on Goodreads which is a fun way to keep track of books read, books you want to read and find reviews from other great book-minded peeps 🙂
Queueing up at the moment, in no particular order:
- Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
- Practically Perfect by Katie Fforde
- The Curious World of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly
- I Was Here by Gayle Foreman
- The House at the End of Hope Street by Menna van Pragg
(Isn’t this just the cutest book cover ever!)
You can read all my Reading Challenge Check In posts here.
How’s your Reading Challenge going, did you do one this year?
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