I’ve continued a decent reading streak for the past month. I finished off eight books (yes, two of them were junk food books during a rough week) and started another three while making some progress on a few others. And, of course, I added a few more to the list!
I will try to write up some reviews this month, but my schedule doesn’t really let up until June when I’ll have more time to write. I’d pick some favorites, but I’ve read such a range of styles and topics that it’s difficult to compare the books!
What I haven’t yet read this year is a quality adult fiction book that I’ve thoroughly enjoyed.
I enjoyed my junk food books, but they are not quality. I’ve read several books that were fascinating or astounding or enlightening, but I wouldn’t say that I enjoyed them due to the difficult or intellectually challenging subject matter. I thoroughly enjoyed one quality book, but it was a children’s book. Although it wasn’t a fun book, The Chosen probably comes the closest. The narrative kept my interest and it was a fascinating window into a world so different from mine. It wasn’t cheerful, but it wasn’t brutal.
Did you read any enjoyable quality fiction this past month?
Here is my updated list.
The 2015 Book List Challenge
[*Added to original list]
A Girl of The Limberlost (ChocLit Guild)
Beloved [in progress]
The Signature of All Things [in progress]
*Gone with the Wind (ChocLit Guild)
Pride and Prejudice (ChocLit Guild)
Gulliver's Travels (An abridged re-telling)
Paradise Lost (ChocLit Guild)
Frankenstein [in progress]
No Name (Or something else by Wilkie Collins. ChocLit Guild)
Hamlet (CC Moms Book Club) [deep reading in progress]
Children’s and YA Novels
The Door in the Wall (CC Challenge A) A Gathering of Days (CC Challenge A) Crispin: The Cross of Lead (CC Challenge A)
Where the Red Fern Grows (CC Challenge B)
The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris (ChocLit Guild)
The Hiding Place (CC Challenge B)
Faith, Culture, and Education
The Pursuit of God (ChocLit Guild) [in progress]
Beauty Will Save the World: Recovering the Human in an Ideological Age (CiRCE Conference)
Norms and Nobility: A Treatise on Education (CiRCE Conference) [in progress]
The Soul of Science (CC Parent Practicum)
Wisdom & Wonder: Common Grace in Science & Art (CC Parent Practicum)
*Just Walk Across the Room (ChocLit Guild)
The Bronze Bow (CC Challenge A)
*The Question (CC Moms Book Club) [deep reading in progress]
*A Tale of Two Cities (reading aloud) [in progress]
*Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll [audio book/read aloud in progress]
Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie (read aloud)