Friday, May 2, 2008

UPDATE: April books

I'm pleased with nine books this month, and challenges are moving along, but I expect to knock a few off next month. I'm in the middle of two books: 29 Stories of AIDS in Africa and A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, both big books.

Books Read:
53. The Chocolate War - Robert Cormier
52. The Outcast - Sadie Jones
51. The Gathering - Anne Enright
50. Mister Pip - Lloyd Jones
49. The Chatham School Affair - Thomas H Cook
48. This Blinding Absence of Light - Tahar Ben Jelloun
47. Stardust - Neil Gaiman
46. The Ravine - Paul Quarrington
45. Latitudes of Melt - Joan Clark

Books Bought/Received
28 Stories of AIDS in Africa by Stephanie Nolen
The Outcast by Sadie Jones
The Sister by Poppy Adams
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Universe by Douglas Adams
Catch Me If You Can by Frank Abagnale
Three to Get Deadly by Janet Evanovich
Crow Lake by Mary Lawson

Challenge updates:
Book Award Challenge July 1 2007 - June 30, 2008
read 22/12, but I have 1 more that I want to read before I consider this done
Canadian Book Challenge Oct '07 - July 1 '08
read 11; still Alta, Yukon to go.
Series Challenge Dec 1 - May 31, 2008
read 8 books; finished the Lily Bard mysteries and Shopaholic series and Gardella Vampire Chronicles.
this one is going to start again, on June 1st - Nov 30th

A - Zed Author and Titles Challenge all year 2008
read 33/52
decades challenge - all year 2008
only 2, haven't begun thinking of this one yet
in their shoes - all year 2008
Cardathon Challenge - all year 2008
What's in a Name? all year 2008
4/6; first name, color, animal, place

YAC books all year 2008 completed!

Man Booker Challenge all year 2008
5/6 ,
notable books 2007 - all year 2008
In the Pub - all year 2008
mini-challenges 2008
chunkster challenge 2
Novella Challenge
Soup's On!
Orbis Terrarum Challenge til December 20
once upon a time challenge II til June 21

888 challenge
2/8 categories completed

Themed Reading Challenge finished, read 8/8 First category in the 888 completed!
Hometown Challenge read 2/1 completed!
eponymous challenge read 4/4 completed!


  1. You're so dedicated.

    My eye was repeatedly drawn to the Douglas Adams title. Have you read Hitchhikers or is it new to you? I heart Douglas Adams.

  2. bookfool - I read Hitchhikers last year for the first time from the library, but thought I'd like to own it. I saw it at the second hand bookstore so picked it up. That's really sad isn't it - I've already read but I want to own it as well.

  3. You are doing awesome on all your challenges. Good for you!


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