2015,  books and reading,  Uncategorized

15 in 31 Update

I set myself a goal of reading 15 books in the 31 days of October.  It was a challenge I saw on twitter and I was really behind with my reading goals so I thought why no give it a go.  I wrote about my reasons for doing it here.

Well now it’s the last day of October so I should probably write a post detailing my progress.  I’m terrible for posting about challenges and things I’ve decided to do and then not getting back here to update so this is my attempt at breaking that habit.  Of course part of the problem is that I’m also really really good at deciding to do things whilst also being really really bad at actually doing them.  I’m an ideas person not a doing person.

I didn’t actually manage to read 15 books this month.  I read 9.  Plus I’ve nearly finished an audiobook (I had hoped to finish that today but given how late it is that’s unlikely now) and I’ve read a bit of another book.  I’m really pleased that I’ve read as much as I have – my motivation for a lot of things, blogging, reading, crafting etc has been lacking this month because it’s been a bit of a boom and bust between busy busy busy and quiet and tired. Amongst all the other things that make up daily life I started a part time course, went to Birmingham for the day to visit a uni friend, went to London for two days, went to the end of season supper at the sailing club, had lots of problems with taxis and became an aunt.

The 9 books I read this month are:

  1. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time by Mark Haddon.
  2. A Farewell to Arms by Earnest Hemmingway
  3. Amsterdam by Ian McEwan
  4. An Island of Our Own by Sally Nicholls
  5. Star Trek New Frontier – The Returned part 3 by Peter David
  6. Still Reigning by @Queen_UK
  7. Dance Dance Dance by Haruki Murakami
  8. The Little Flower Shop By The Sea by Ali McNamara
  9. Jacob’s Room by Virginia Woolf

Some books I loved, others I liked. One I was disappointed by and one I felt like I didn’t understand. So all in all a mixed bag of reading.

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