No reviews for real right now because I’m trying to read like a crazy person til the end of the year. Since my last post, I’ve read Heart of the Matter, Insurgent, Journal of Best Practices, Keep the Aspidistra Flying, Lullabies for Little Criminals, Measuring the World, The Nonexistent Knight and the Cloven Viscount. I promise I will review them all at some point soon. My least favorite of those was Keep the Aspidistra Flying and favorite was either The Journal of Best Practices, which was both a hoot and insightful or Lullabies for Little Criminals, which managed to be poignant and funny while talking about a pretty bleak world. Here’s the progress, then I’m back to books.
Around the World (goal: 52 total including at least 6 in each of 6 different regions) 35
Asia/Mideast: 6 (Israel, China, Afghanistan, Japan, Iran, Pakistan)
Africa: 5 (Madagascar, Libya, Ethiopia, Sierra Leone, Morocco)
Europe: 6 (England/UK, Ireland, Monaco, Poland, Spain, Italy)
Caribbean/Central America/North America: 6 (US, Cuba, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Canada)
Oceania: 3 (Fiji, Marshall Islands, Australia)
South America: 2 (Brazil, Venezuela)
Extra: 7 (Scotland, Greece, Holland, India, Serbia, France, Austria)
Around the US (goal: 50 states, DC, and PR): 23 (AZ, CA, CO, DC, GA, HI, IA, IL, IN, KS, LA, MA, MI, MN, MO, MS, ND, NM, NJ, NY, PA, RI, WV)
1001 Books (goal 52): 26
A to Z challenge (must be completed in order–26 author last names A to Z then 26 titles A to Z–strategy is all!): 40
Authors: Auster, Beinart, Chandler, Donovan, Eugenides, Faulkner, Grau, Hosseini, Ishiguro, Joyce, King, Lewis, Murakami, Nasar, Ondaatje, Preston and Childs, Quinn, Rushdie, Scott, Trevor, Updike, Vonnegut, Wouk, Xingjian, Young, Zola YEA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Books: All Aunt Hagar’s Children, Big Rock Candy Mountain, Cutting for Stone, Divergent, Elizabeth Costello, Funeral in Blue, Gone Girl, Heart of the Matter, Insurgent, Journal of Best Practices, Keep the Aspidistra Flying, Lullabies for Little Criminals, Measuring the World, The Nonexistent Knight and the Cloven Viscount