I don’t normally do these posts (and I’ll readily admit that I’ve been really bad about working on this challenge), but when the update post showed up in my inbox this morning, I figured what the heck. Mostly because this month has actually been semi-successful on the reading/listening front when it comes to this challenge.
In the last two months, I’ve finished up the Lord of the Rings trilogy that I had listed in my classic scifi/fantasy category. however, I have to admit, I can’t say that I was a huge fan. I enjoyed the Hobbit, as well as the first book in the trilogy – but The Two Towers and Return of the King were just too much for me. I’ll be the horrible person who admits that they liked the movies better – in general, they flowed better. I’m almost halfway through listening to Brave New World (in my dystopia category). I should have it finished in the next couple of days. And to finish out the year, I have Slaughterhouse Five lined up for my next listen.
Overall Challenge Update: Overall I’ve read 14 of the 50 books in my original challenge (16 out of 52 if you consider the Lord of the Rings Trilogy as 3 books, not 1). Although, I am WAYYY behind on writing reviews, so that is going to be my goal for 2016 – getting caught up on those, as well as continuing to read my books. I do need to get my ass into gear because September 2017 is rapidly approaching and that is my end goal date.
Cheers to a solid 2015 reading year and looking forward to 2016!