Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Let's be for real real...

Okay, as much as it pains me to say it...I am pretty sure I will not be completing the Well Seasoned Reader Challenge. Which is sad, considering I only had to read three books. But I let time get away from me. And so I'm pretty sure I will not finish the two books I have to finish before the end of the month. That's okay, I'm not going to stress about it. I'm still going to read the books, since I have them as choices for other challenges, but I'm not going to just try and plow through them to get them finished. I'd rather enjoy them.

That being said, I feel SUPER behind in my reading and so am posting a list of the books in all my challenges that I should have completed by the end of April. This will definitely probably not actually happen, but it's still good to set the goal.

To Be Read by the End of April
The Toss of a Lemon - Padma Viswanathan
Royal Escape - Georgette Heyer 
The Art of Racing in the Rain - Garth Stein

Purple Hibiscus - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Graham
Haroun and the Sea of Stories - Salmon Rushdie
The Crimson Petal and the White - Michel Faber
Gods Behaving Badly - Marie Phillips
Phantom of the Opera - Gaston Leroux
The Tsarina's Daughter - Carolly Erikson
Agnes Grey - Anne Bronte
Possession - AS Byatt
The Year of Living Biblically - AJ Jacobs

Okay. This goal is supremely laughable.


Lezlie said...

Ha! Your goal for April looks as scary as mine! Good thing we have each other to giggle with the whole time. :-)

Good luck! You can do it!

Veronica said...

Yeah, I'm totally dying inside as I look at this list. Mostly because the first six were on my "to be read by the end of February" list. Ha. Not so much...

Kelli said...

You should give Barbara Kingsolver another chance. The Poisonwood Bible is not the book to start with her. Try Bean Trees or Pigs in Heaven. Poisonwood was a beast even for someone who loves her already.