There’s basically only three months left of 2013.
This year has absolutely flown by!
And as you may recall, at the beginning of the year I established my 2013 reading challenge (my form of a new year’s resolution). I chose 12 specific books I’d been meaning to read for some time and set out to have them read by the end of the year.
So far, I’ve read 21 books in 2013. I’d say that’s pretty good. And I only have one book left to read on my reading challenge list – Little Women.
I’ve really been procrastinating reading Little Women. I’ve started it several times, stopped and switched to something else. It just seems juvenile and boring at the beginning. I know I will eventually, but I am taking my good ol’ time.
Since my last reading challenge post, I’ve only read one more book from my list – Fall On Your Knees by Ann-Marie MacDonald. This is my childhood best friend’s favourite novel, and she’s been telling me to read it for more than 10 years. I am so glad I finally did!
It’s an epic novel (and if it was a little shorter, I would have chosen it for book club), as the story spans over three generations. It’s set in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia and follows the lives of women in a local family. It’s juicy – passion, desire, crime, mystery and all sorts of other fabulousness come into play. I was left feeling shocked, mesmerized and impressed once I’d finished it. I highly recommend it for any book lover. And it’s an Oprah’s book club pick!
Only three months to go. I am now hoping to have read 30 books (and of course get through Little Women)!
Julia’s 2013 reading challenge:
The Casual Vacancy – J.K. Rowling Everybody Has Everything – Katrina Onstad The Time Traveler’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger Fall On Your Knees – Ann-Marie MacDonald Room – Emma Donoghue
- Little Women – Louisa May Alcott
Anne of Green Gables – L.M. Montgomery The Whole Truth – Kit Pearson To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee The Sisters Brothers – Patrick deWitt The Forgotten Garden – Kate Morton Me Before You – JoJo Moyes