Monday, December 21, 2009

Fall Into Reading 2009 Wrap Up

Well, I completed my first reading challenge!  I started pretty modestly, only expecting to read 4 books.  (To see my list, click here.)  I really underestimated myself!  Not only did I finish Moby Dick, but I finished a grand total of 9 books.  While I didn't finish 2 of the original 4, I added 7 books.  I'm one of those readers that has to be in the mood for a book, so it makes sense that I added more than I originally planned to read.

I think, if I had to pick a favorite of those I read, it would be The Time Traveler's Wife.  It was just a beautiful, well-written novel.  (A close second would be The Magician's Elephant, followed by The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.)

This challenge not only kept me reading, but it kept me blogging.  While trying to stay modest, I'd like to think that the practice has helped me improve my book reviewing skills, and made this blog more of a book blog than a rambling blog, and for that I am eternally grateful.

Overall, I'm really happy with the outcome, and I want to thank Katrina over at Callapidder Days for hosting such a fun, easy-going challenge!  It was so interesting to read the reviews of others who participated, and I actually added a lot of books to my TBR list (and even some of the books added to my challenge list were because of reviews of other bloggers doing the challenge).  Katrina, thank you, and I look forward to seeing you again next fall!


  1. Sounds like you had a great first challenge experience too!

  2. I call my reading list, Mount to Be Read!

    Her Fearful Symmetry is really a different kind of book. It was compelling,and for those reasons alone, it was a good read. When you read it, write and tell me what you thought!

  3. Before I see the movie Lovely Bones, I want to read the book. I read your review and I'm going to add it to my TBR list. Thanks for visiting my challenge post ;) Merry Christmas

  4. All three of your "favorites" are on my to read list - they all look really good!

    Congrats on finishing your challenge!

  5. Wow..u did well for ur 1st challenge..