January 2013 Recap

Already forgot for the month of January!  I do like keeping “stats” so I will try to remember this monthly!

Books read in January: 4
Pages read in January: 1143
Avg pages per day: 37
Avg rating: 3.25

Books read towards YA Challenge: 4

Favorite book this month: The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien
Least favorite book this month: Stealing Parker by Miranda Kenneally

2013 Classics Challenge

One of my goals this year is to read some classics that I’ve never read.    I think my goal will be to read at least 6 classic novels this year.  Here are some things I’d like to read:

  • Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
  • A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
  • Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  • A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
  • The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

Books Read:

  1. Lord of the Rings Trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien (finished 3/23/13) – I liked these books, but I had a hard time staying into them when there were pages and pages of walking.  I liked the battles and when stuff was actually going on.

 

2013 Feminist Reads Challenge

I am trying to not start too many challenges this year, but this one looks like a good one!

The 2013 Feminist Reads Challenge

I am going to start with the Medium Challenge and commit to read 5-10 books that feature strong female characters or support feminist ideals in 2013!  I haven’t decided which books they will be, but I will update this post as I read them.
  1. Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein (2/2/13)
  2. The Cadet of Tildor by Alex Lidell (4/27/13)