Monday, February 1, 2010

Reading Review: January Reads and February Goals

January Books Read:

The Queen's Secret by Jean Plaidy (416 pages)
The Sweet Dove Died by Barbara Pym (208 pages)
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien (306 pages)
A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (131 pages)
The Ghost Stories of Edith Wharton (303 pages)

That's 5 books and 1,364 pages.  I have a yearly goal of 75 books and/or 20,000 pages.  This means I have 70 books and/or 18,636 pages left.  Holy Cheez-it, I better get to reading!

I did pretty well keeping up with the myriad of group reads and challenges I signed up for this year.  I worked on the Marple/Poirot/Holmes, Our Mutual Read, Short Story, Support Your Local Library, Tudor Book, and Year of the Historical Challenges.  I also participated in a Classics Circuit read and the LOTR readalong.

February Goals:

I have an ambitious February stack of books.  I made a stack of 10 titles and my goal is to read at least 7 of the books by the end of February.  The books I have on docket for February are:
  1. Frost in May by Antonia White (in progress)
  2. Villette by Charlotte Bronte (in progress for a face-to-face book club)
  3. Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont by Elizabeth Taylor (library book)
  4. The Swan Thieves by Elizabeth Kostova (Early Reviewer read)
  5. The Children's Book by A.S. Byatt (Victorian group read)
  6. Trilby by George du Maurier (this one has been lurking for 3 months on my TBR)
  7. I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith (Between the Wars group read)
  8. Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien (LOTR group read)
  9. Girl in a Blue Dress by Gaynor Arnold (library book)
  10. The Making of a Marchioness by Frances Hodgson Burnett (library book)
Whew!  I'm in full Hobbit mode now:  stack of books, quilt, pot of tea, and a penchant for staying at home!


Nicki said...
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Anonymous said...

I love the idea of having a page # goal rather than just # of books.

Andi said...

Read I Capture the Castle so I'll be motivated to read it, too!

Anonymous said...

Excited to hear about some of your February books - quite a few are on my tbr!