Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Winter book challenge update - November

One month into the challenge, here's what I have read.  I actually read 4 of these in the first 2 weeks, and then kind of fizzled.  My library hold list gave me 5 books at once and I wasn't sure which one to read first, so I kind of panicked and didn't read anything for almost 2 weeks!  Then I panicked again and quickly read After You, before I had to return it.  

  • 10 points: Read a book that does not take place in your current country of residence. The Martian (369 pages, 5 stars) - my review
  • 20 points: Read a food-themed book. Food: A Love Story by Jim Gaffigan (340 pages, 5 stars) - my review
  • 20 points: Read a book with a person's first and last name in the title  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (370 pages, 4 stars)
  • 15 points: Read a book with a one-word title.Wonder (320 pages, 5 stars) - I might move this to another category, just depending on what else I manage to read.  - my review
  • 15 points: Read a book published under a pseudonym  - After You (Jojo Moyes real name is Pauline Sara Jo Moyes) (352 pages, stars)

So that leaves me with 80 points this month.  Not too bad!  And yeah, almost none of these were on my preliminary list.  I'm crazy like that.  


  1. You got through a lot of books this month, and it seems like you loved a lot of them! My mother in law loved The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, and it seems like you agreed with her! Can't wait to see what other books you read for the challenge!

  2. Some great reads here! I've read all of them but The Martian... but I've been curious about that. At 5 stars, I guess it needs to go on my list!

  3. Awesome! I am in the middle of listening to the audiobook version of Food: A Love Story, and it is so funny. I love it!!