Hmm. Almost exactly a month in and how are things going? This is where I started last month, if you recall.
- A Wreath of Roses by Elizabeth Taylor
- By the Shores of Silver Lake by Laura Ingalls Wilder
- Justice Hall by Laurie King
- Blackbird by Tom Wright
- Wildwood by Roger Deakin
- So Big by Edna Ferber -- reading the last 100 pages now!
- An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir (YA novel)
- Girl Waits with Gun by Amy Stewart -- less than 100 pages here, too!
- Death on Site by Janet Neel
- Fall of Giants by Ken Follett --this one is iffy since it is a chunkster of a book, though I am far enough in that I am loathe to set it aside now.
- At the Source by Gillian Clarke
- Ship Fever by Andrea Barrett -- just the novella at the end of the book to read!
- Vienna Melody by Ernst Lothar (for Caroline's German Lit Month in November)
Two books crossed off the list as I have finished them, and a third (the last in the list) removed since I knew it would be more than I could manage at the moment. Sadly I have only read one short story by a German writer, which I never got around to writing about, so German Literature Month this year is a bit of a bust for me. I did finish The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder, and I do still hope to read the last three Little House books before the end of the year as well. Otherwise there has not been much of a reduction of the current reads pile. Of course, I finished two other books not on the list, so that is a different kind of progress, right.
I am hoping to finish reading and cross off the Ferber and Stewart this week and maybe even the Barrett. So that still leaves seven books to finish in December. I can read seven books in a month, especially when they are already mid-read in some cases, but I think it might be overly optimistic that I will finish all of these plus three more Little House books. And then (shhh--) there are the other few books I started reading (on the side, so to speak . . . which I am mostly fine with carrying over into the new year) in the last month.
Well, you can't fault a person for trying. And it will be good to tidy things up as much as possible and maybe clear the decks by other means--if a book has been languishing, if I have still not picked it up in the last few weeks and if I hadn't gotten very far into the book in any case, maybe it needs to be set aside for another day. I hope I won't have to do that, however. To that end, more reading time is what I need of course. Since this is a holiday week anyway and I expect foot traffic to be very low, I am taking the rest of the week off in anticipation of Thanksgiving on Thursday and my long weekend. I might check in later this week, but regular bookish postings will resume on Sunday with hopefully the last of the Barrett book!
Have a great week everyone and I will be back soon to tell you all about the last books I've read (and hopefully a few more from this list will be on the agenda as well).