Monday, November 2, 2009

The Book Challenge: October Recap

45. Keeping the Moon by Sarah Dessen

46. Someone Like You by Sarah Dessen

47. The Boleyn Inheritance by Philippa Gregory

48. Cause Celeb by Helen Fielding [So the backstory here is that I had wanted to read this book years ago, when Ms. Fielding was in the midst of all her Bridget Jones glory. But parts of the storyline seemed a bit too close to my own life experiences at the time. Now, years later, I figured I could read it without cringing too much at some of the parallels. Then the ex-boyfriend who this book reminded me of e-mailed me out of the blue after six years. What timing.]

49. Time of My Life by Alison Winn Scotch [I had wanted to read this as soon as Y_L had posted about it on her
blog. It sounded intriguing: What would and could you do if you found yourself in your past armed with knowledge from your future self? Of course my name came up on the hold list for this one right after I got that e-mail.]

50. The It Girl #8: Adored by Cecily von Ziegesar

51. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

52. The Wedding Girl by Madeleine Wickham

Sound the horns! Drop the confetti! Pop the champagne! After a dreadfully slow start, I have reached my goal with two full months to spare. But the reading doesn't stop here. I have a full stack of books fresh from the library awaiting me. Let's see if I can make it to 65 by the end of the year.


10yearstogether said...

That's a lot of books! Makes me wish I had kept track of mine. But would Grisham novels count? lol

Insomniac said...

Dang. I think I read like 5 books this year. lol

valerie said...

Congrats on making your goal! I think I got all of three books (maybe) read this year. Sad, sad, sad! :)

Ann Marie said...

D -- Grisham novels definitely count seeing as how I have counted Gossip Girl novels.

Jessica said...

Go you! You kicked that goal's butt! (Which is more than I can say for my goal...bah)

amber said...

Congrats on reaching your goal!! :) I'm still about 13 books shy.

tam pham said...

how was the boleyn inheritance??congrats!