Can you believe we’re a week into the year already? It’s crazy.
Here’s my progress on my various book challenges so far this year.
(2/50) Strong start!
- The next book in a series you started- Voyager, by Diana Gabaldon (historical fiction and so much more!) This book is over 1000 pages, and I read it in two days. I couldn’t put it down. Every time I tried, I just wanted to know what was going on next with Claire and Jamie. I loved the first book, liked the second, but this one! This one was true love.
- A book about feminism- Moxie, by Jennifer Mathieu (YA) I didn’t know what I was going to read for the feminism category, but I had this book because a YA book club I belong to picked it back in November. (I got a little behind in my reading.) Even though the discussion is over, I still wanted to read it because I really liked The Truth About Alice. Wow, this book was great. I think it’s a wonderful intro to feminism and non-violent protest to a problematic situation.
While I Was Reading Challenge
(0/12) No progress
Clearing Off My Shelf Reading
5 Classic Books
(0/5) No progress
- The Scar Boys, by Len Vlahos (YA) Chosen by my YA book club for January, this was an okay read. The premise is that the main character, Harry, is writing a college application that goes way over. He’s trying to tell about himself and 250 words won’t do it. As a child, he had a near miss being struck by lightning and is scarred. Then he ends up in a band. It’s a series of events with very little emotional connection between them. I think it’s supposed to be a story of friendship, but it never quite worked for me. And the whole college application premise really didn’t work for me. I would rate this as 2.5 stars, somewhere between “it was okay” and “I liked it.” It’s not a bad read, but if you have other books on your TBR, go for those first.
Have you made any progress on your TBR or book challenges?
Ooh, I love this format for updates! I’ve only finished one book so far this month, but am on track to finish 3 this week. I read The Walking Dead Vol 1 for PopSugar’s book made into a movie you’ve already seen. This week I will finish Drums of Autumn (Outlander #4) which I’ll either count for next book in a series you’ve started, or a book about time travel. I’m also reading The Last Mrs Parrish by Liv Constantine, which will count for from a celebrity book club.
Fun! I plan to use Walking Dead volume 2 for the same category. I loved the first one.
And I figured the format would help me keep track of my progress as well!