Today is September 23, 2013. This year so far, I have read 53 books toward my initial goal of 52 for 2013 — hooray! Guess I get to bump that goal now, although to what, I’m not sure. There are three months left in the year, and I’m reading a lot of middle-level lit. Also, I’m not counting books read to my kiddo at this point, as I kind of figure anything made out of heavy-duty cardboard probably shouldn’t count for adult reading… 😉
So, remember what I had posted last time (two weeks ago)? Alcatraz Versus the Scrivener’s Bones and The 5th Wave?
Yeah, about that.
I’m at about the same place in those two books as I was when I posted two weeks ago. I guess they just haven’t really caught my attention. But I wouldn’t yet categorize them as abandoned, so there’s hope yet!
Currently, I’m reading The Elite by Kiera Cass. It’s the sequel to The Selection and is a yummy, lightweight little fairy tale. Nothing to keep you up at night, nothing to argue about at book club — just a good, entertaining, fun read. It’s probably best categorized as (buckle your seatbelts) YA dystopian chick lit.
I recently finished reading Fortunately, the Milk, which was wonderful, and I really want to read The Ocean at the End of the Lane, but it’s awfully expensive and I haven’t gotten around to hunting down a used copy yet. Maybe after payday.
I’m also listening to Guns, Germs, and Steel on the parts of my commute during which I’m actually awake enough to listen to an audio book.