Thanks to #TackleTBR I got quite a bit accomplished this month. So much, in fact, that I’m slowing down my reading a little bit to actually focus on National Novel Writing Month again. Am I crazy for attempting it a second time? Last year I “won” but I wasn’t in grad school at that point. Should I set myself an unofficial goal? I still have time to think on it… so until then lets talk about books written by actual novelists.
- Favorite Book of the Month : The Passage, hands down. It was so engrossing, and if I wasn’t trying to get through a few other things on my TBR first I’d be snatching up its two sequels.
- Least Favorite Book of the Month : The second volume of Doctor Strange and the three Pottermore Presents book were all a bit underwhelming. They were worth reading, but didn’t reach expectations.
- Favorite Highlight : “It happened fast. Thirty-two minutes for one world to die, another to be born.”- The Passage
- Everyone Should Read : The Importance of Being Earnest. It’s a classic for a reason.
- Topic That I’m Now Obsessed With : Nothing in particular actually. I’ve been diving into so many different genres lately that my attention span hasn’t lasted long with any of them.
- New (to me) Author I Want to Read More Of : I will definitely read more by Justin Cronin, as well as any other bizarre series Guillermo del Toro decides to pen. Man was The Strain a weird trip.
- New (to me) Author I Think I’ll Skip From Now On : I enjoyed all of my new authors this month. Huzzah for enjoying things!
- Looking Forward To Reading : Finishing up The Magicians series, and starting The Twelve, and actually having time this weekend to work on The Master and Margarita.
- Reading Challenge Status :
- The Goodreads goal of 52 – So over it’s not even funny.
- Pretty Books Challenge – The Importance of Being Earnest checked off that point.
- Read About Where – No real movement here either. Too many New York settings, or fictional places.
- When are You Reading – Complete!
- Review Writing Challenge – I have to do a write up for Black Panther and The Magician King, so I’m a wee bit behind on those… but coming soon?
Full List of Books Completed