Sunday, March 1, 2009

The Sunday Salon: February Wrap Up and March Plans

This Sunday will be an update to the Challenges that I have entered for the year. February was a bad month reading wise. I only completed 3 books. I will need to read tons during this spring break in order to catch up.

Rank (the one I liked best is listed first):
New Moon by Stephenie Meyer
Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger

March planned reading (12 books total):
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (Carryover from February)
The Journey Home by Olaf Olafsson
(Carryover from February)
The Gathering by Anne Enright (Carryover from February)
The Brief Wonderous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz (Carryover from February)
Pretties by Scott Westerfeld
Specials by Scott Westerfeld
Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer
The Haunted by LA Banks
When Chicken Heads Come to Roast by Joan Morgan
Rebecca by Daphne Du Mauier
The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton

Still in Progress (2009):
Round The World Passage: Completed 2 out of 18 Books (11%)
Through The Decades: Completed 4 out of 9 Books (44%)
The Pulitzer Project: Completed 2 out of 5* Books (40%)
1% Well Read: Completed 3 out of 12 Books (25%)
Serial Reader Challenge: Completed 3 out of 15 Books (20%)
TBR Challenge: Completed 6 out of 12 Books (50%)
Library Challenge: Completed 5 out of 25 Books (20%)

The Pulitzer Project is a perpetual challenge to read all 81 of the Pulitzer Prize wining fiction books. I have set a goal to read only 5 this year.


  1. You've got some great reads lined up for March. I hadn't heard of the Pulitzer Challenge before, will have to look into it.

  2. I can't believe that you ranked Stephenie Meyer over JD Salinger!!!

    You are entitled to your opinion, but I just had to react - Stephenie Meyer? seriously?

  3. I know that Salinger is a much better writer than Meyer. But Meyer's story was better (at least in to me). If I was rating writing ability Salinger would be on the top of the list.

    But my list was based on which book I enjoyed more. And "the Catcher in the Rye" was awful to me. Worse, than New Moon.