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March Reading Round-up

 March was a great month of reading!  I read  a lot of truly enjoyable books with only one that didn’t impress me much (Bite Me).

  1. The Monsters of Templeton by Lauren Groff
  2. Laughter in the Dark by Vladimir Nabakov
  3. Bite Me: Food in Popular Culture by Fabio Pasasecoli
  4. Her Last Death by Susanna Sonnenberg
  5. Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson
  6. Sag Harbor by Colson Whitehead
  7. A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking
  8. Man in the Dark by Paul Auster
  9. My Life in France by Julia Child

Reading Challenge Progress:

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 Shore by Haruki Murakami — October ’08 — WON: World Fantasy Award 2006
  5. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz — November ’08 WON: Pulitzer Prize 2008
  6. Nights at the Circus by Angela Carter — January ’09 — WON: James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction
  7. Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson — March ’09– WON: IMPAC Dublin Award

REMAINING: 3 more books to read in 3 months

Well-Seasoned Reader Challenge

GOAL: read at least 3 books about food/cooking/travel/culture

DEADLINE: March 2009
COMPLETED SO FAR:

  1. Talking with My Mouth Full: Crab Cakes, Bundt Cakes and other Kitchen Stories by Bonny Wolf — January ’09
  2. The Language of Baklava by Diana Abu-Jaber
  3. Bite Me: Food in Popular Culture by Fabio Pasasecoli
  4. My Life in France by Julia Child

REMAINING: COMPLETED!

LOST Books Challenge

GOAL: read 5 books mentioned or alluded to on the show LOST

DEADLINE: 2010 (series finale)
COMPLETED SO FAR:

  1. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James — February ’09
  2. Laughter in the Dark by Vladimir Nabakov — March ’09
  3. A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking

REMAINING: 2 more books to read in 1 year +

1% Well-Read Challenge
GOAL: read 13 books in 12 months from the old & new version of the 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die list
DEADLINE: February 28, 2019

COMPLETED SO FAR: none

REMAINING: 13 more books to read in 12 months

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