Book Challenge Update

I’ve had my 2012 book challenges in the back of my mind, influencing my reading choices for the year.  I decided that I should take a look at what I had committed to read, and see how far off I am from reaching my goals.  I was pleasantly surprised to see that I’ve already fulfilled my challenges!  Maybe next year, I’ll step up my levels to make it a bit more challenging for myself.  I am happy, though, for the push that gave me the incentive to choose books that I wouldn’t have chosen, perhaps, otherwise.

2012 Mammoth Book Challenge

Level 1: read 2 mammoth books

Status: complete

Books read for this challenge:

The Pillars of the Earth, Ken Follett, rated 5/5 stars

World Without End, Ken Follett, rated 5/5 stars


1001 Books to Read Before You Die 2012 Book Challenge

Level: Made the Olympic Team (6 – 10 books read)

Status: minimum completion of 6, currently on 7th.

Books read for this challenge:

1. Saturday, Ian McEwan: rated 4 stars

2. The Great Gatsby, E. Scott Fitzgerald: rated 3 stars

3. Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Harriet Beecher Stowe, rated 5 stars

4. Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte, rated 4 stars

5. Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia, Samuel Johnson: rated 4 stars

6. The Picture of Dorian Grey, Oscar Wilde: rated 4 stars originally, but changed to 5 stars because I found myself thinking about it often afterwards.