Today the Spring Reading Challenge comes to an end. About a month into it I realized that I was definitely not going to get through all my books. What with last semester being so stressful, and joining another book club, I just didn’t have the time. I only read 3 1/2 of the books on my list, which is kind of sad. I did read a few that weren’t on my list, though:
Promise Me by Harlan Coben
The Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie
The Color of Water by James McBride
Can You Keep A Secret? by Sophie Kinsella
I guess 7 1/2 books in three months isn’t so bad, considering that I had lots of school and work going on there as well.
What was the best book you read this spring?
That’s a tough one. They were all pretty good. The Stranger Beside Me affected me the most, though.
What book could you have done without?
The Little Chinese Seamstress. The end left me flat.
If there were books you didn’t finish, tell us why.
I think I already told you. But I do want to mention that I am halfway through Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell, and I like it a lot. But it is 846 large pages long, so it is taking awhile.
What did you learn–about anything–through this challenge?
-To be suspicious and extra cautious (Stranger Beside Me)
-Chick lit can be enjoyable sometimes (Can You Keep A Secret?)
-I don’t read as much as I thought I did
-Reading Christian books when I’m not in the mood isn’t very helpful