Friday, 5 December 2008


I just realized that with Oliver Twist I hit 100 books for the year. Granted, some of them were re-reads, but I still read them. That’s not bad for a year’s reading methinks. I think it might even qualify me to have finished another Challenge somewhere, but I didn’t actually join that one. Of course, without audio books, I’d never get anywhere near that sum. Nowhere. Not even close. I love audio books. They make me feel like I have a whole lot more time than I really do – and they also make cleaning the house a whole lot more enjoyable!

I also finished the Classics Challenge, maybe even twice over. Since July I’ve read:

Oliver Twist
Nickolas Nickleby
The Book Thief
The Screwtape Letters
The House of Mirth
The Time Machine
The Woodlanders
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Anna Karenina
The Invisible Man
The Time Traveller’s Wife
Robinson Carusoe
Catcher in the Rye
To Kill a Mockingbird
Moll Flanders
Far From the Madding Crowd

Am Reading:

A Christmas Carol
The Count of Monte Christo (but it might be Jan before I finish this one)

I didn’t link, but you can find them all on the left under the list of books read.

I managed Option 2 plus the Bonus Round of A Should Be/Will be Classic.

Come to think of it, I might get around to buying/reading the Dickens Christmas Stories collection, so that would clear Option 3 as well. My inner Hermione is happy now.

If anyone knows of any new challenges for the coming year, please let me know. I’d love to do this again.


mari said...


I have ten more to go.

Trish said...

Wow! You've done such a great job with the challenge and I love your enthusaism. Head over to the challenge blog to plug in this post for a chance at the finale drawing.

Also--I will be hosting again next year, although maybe mid-year? I'll also be hosting a non-fiction challenge mid-year. Have you seen the challenge website? will change everything. :P

Trish said...

Thanks for signing up for the challenge again! :)