Thursday 31 December 2015

2015 Reading Assignment Challenge Wrap-Up

Reading Assignment Challenge - Not Completed

Because Reading is better than real life
This challenge has you read specific books spread out over the course of the year. I chose level 5 which means that I intended to read 4 books a month from my preset list. I was allowed 4 credits to read an extra book from the list in any given month, and 1 pass to not make the reading goal for a particular month. I started off well, meeting my challenge for the first 3 months, but began to drop off then, reading only 3 books in April, May, June, July, and August. September and October I only completed one book each month, and went back up to two books for the months of November and December.for a total of 33 of the 48. 

1. The Crane Wife by Patrick Ness. Finished January 22
2. The Sacred Cut by David Hewson. Finished January 25
3. Gently Down the Stream by Ray Robertson. Finished January 31
4. Clown Girl by Monica Drake. Finished January 31
5. Matterhorn by Karl Marlantes. Finished February 8
6. I Curse the River of Time by Per Petterson. Finished February 16
7. Going Bovine by Libba Bray. Finished February 22
8. Domestic Violets by Matthew Norman. Finished February 25
9. How to Paint a Dead Man by Sarah Hall. Finished March 16
10. The Fates Will Find Their Way by Hannah Pittard. Finished March 19
11. We Are Not Ourselves by Matthew Thomas. Finished March 27
12. The Wild Things by Dave Eggers. Finished March 31
13. A Jury of Her Peers by Elaine Showalter. Finished April 13
14. The Afterlife of Stars by Joseph Kertes. Finished April 18
15. The Twin by Gerbrand Bakker. Finished April 28
16. Shadow Tag by Louise Erdrich. Finished May 7
17. The Children's Blizzard by David Laskin. Finished May 12
18. The Road Taken by Michael  Buerk. Finished May 30

19. The Lonely Polygamist by Brady Udall. Finished June 13
20. The Wilding by Benjamin Perry. Finished June 17
21. The Cry of the Sloth by Sam Savage. Finished June 29
22. The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender. Finished July 1
23. Freedom by Jonathan Franzen. Finished July 15
24. Burned Alive by Souad. Finished July 18
25. Carpentaria by Alexis Wright. Finished August 22
26. Last Train to Istanbul by Ayşe Kulin. Finished August 28
27. The Eye of the Day by Dennison Smith. Finished August 31
28. The Empathy Exams by Leslie Jamison. Finished September 3
29. The Dog of the Marriage by Amy Rempel. Finished October 22
30. Happy City by Charles Montgomery. Finished November 1
31. The Ghost Runner by Parker Bilal. Finished November 26
32. Pack Up the Moon by Rachael Herron. Finished December 27
33. Biografi by Lloyd Jones. Finished December 29

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