Is it December already?!? I’m sure I’m not the only one who is in awe of how quickly this year has gone by. It seems like just yesterday I was lying on the beach reading (for the record that was April…) and now all of a sudden I’m wrapping up my semester and getting ready for Christmas!
For those of you who have been paying attention, there was no October Book Challenge Update! For shame, right? I’m currently finishing up the last semester of my degree and I just got overwhelmed with everything at the end. The first thing to go was blogging, and now here we are at the end of November with two months to report on. So, we’ll cover both October and November in this post. The other thing you might notice is that I don’t have a formal book review written for every book read these past two months. I apologize profusely, but once again, time got in the way and I did my best with the time I had!
For those of you who missed my initial post on this topic, I have decided to embark on a most enjoyable challenge to read 75 books in 2013. (This goal was updated from 52 to 75 mid-year). I have chosen to participate in the Goodreads 2013 Reading Challenge in which I select my own goal, and a book a week is what I came up with as truly doable this year. Each month I will give you an update on where I am in the challenge and what books I was lucky enough to indulge in. I’ll also include a link to Amazon.com for each book in case you would like to pick a read up for yourself.
In the months of October and November I have read twenty-four books (!!) and according to the graph on Goodreads, I am at 109% of my goal! My total for the year sits at 82 books, surpassing my goal and making me a very happy reader! It became clear late in October that I was going to surpass my updated goal once again, but I decided to leave it at 75 books since I just wasn’t sure what the end of the semester would bring. (I’m going to have to think long and hard about next year’s goal. We might be looking at 100 books)!
These past two months I have read the following books. The ones with reviews have clickable links.
The Changeling by Thomas Middleton
King Lear by William Shakespeare
The Golden Ass by Apuleius
The Shoemaker’s Holiday by Thomas Dekker
The Plain Janes by Cecil Castellucci
A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare
The Knight of the Burning Pestle by Francis Beaumont
Twelfth Night (or What You Will) by William Shakespeare
Volpone by Ben Johnson
Rapture Practice by Aaron Hartzler
Orlando by Virginia Woolf
Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare
As usual I am open to your recommendations and look forward to talking books with you!