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October: A month in books

I didn’t read quite as many books as I’d hoped to this past month. I blame work. I had a big deadline this past month that caused me to work a lot on weekends…Now that that’s over maybe I can finally return to what’s important…cooking and reading. 😉

My favorite book that I read this month would have to be Kafka on the Shore  by Haruki Murakami. Murakami has been one of my favorite authors for awhile now and I’ve been eager to read this relatively new novel of his for over a year. I finally got around to it and it was worth the wait.

I finished the following books:

  1. The Accidental by Ali Smith
  2. Hannah’s Dream by Diane Hammond
  3. Watchmen by Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons
  4. Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami
  5. The Believers by Zoe Heller
  6. The Emperors of Chocolate by Joël Glenn Brenner
  7. A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian by Marina Lewycka

 Reading Challenge Progress:

1% Well-Read Challenge
GOAL: read 10 books in 10 months from the 1001 Books to Read Before You Die list
DEADLINE: February 28, 2009
COMPLETED SO FAR:

  1. Junky by William S. Burroughs — September ’08
  2.  The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath — September ’08
  3. The Accidental by Ali Smith — October ’08
  4. Watchmen by Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons — October ’08
  5. Kafka on the Shoreby Haruki Murakami — October ’08
  6. A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian by Marina Lewycka — October ’08

REMAINING: 4 more books to read in 4 months

Book Awards II Challenge
GOAL: read 10 award winning books in 10 months
DEADLINE: June 2009
COMPLETED SO FAR:

  1. American Gods by Neil Gaiman– September ’08 —WON: Hugo Award, Nebula Award and Bram Stoker Award
  2. The Accidental by Ali Smith — October ’08 — WON: Whitbread Prize for Best Novel
  3. Watchmen by Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons — October ’08 — WON: Hugo Award for Other Form
  4. Kafka on the Shoreby Haruki Murakami — October ’08 — WON: World Fantasy Award 2006

REMAINING: 6 more books to read in 8 months

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Comments on: "October: A month in books" (2)

  1. Hi Mango?

    You’ve been tagged by a meme! Check out my post at I Meme It, titled “7 Bookish Things”. I hope you can play along and have fun!

    Nicole

  2. mangomissives said:

    I’ll check it out and post something. BTW, for your spy notebook, my name is Jessica. 😉

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