Sunday, July 1, 2012

Mid-Year Progress

It's July, already.  The time has been going by fast.  The year is half-way over.

Which means I should feeling like this about my challenges:

But I don't.

I am no where near halfway done with my challenges.  None of them.

Challenge Report:

  • 1% Well Read - Completed 0 out of 10 Books (0%)
  • Unread Book Challenge - Completed 3 books
  • Self-Published Reading Challenge - Completed 3 out of 10 Books (30%)
  • Why Buy The Cow? Reading Challenge - Completed 1 out of 12 Books (8%)
  • Battle of The Prizes - Completed 0 out of 3 Books (0%)
  • The Pulitzer Project  - Completed 0 out of 5 Books (0%)
  • 2012 Reading Challenge - Completed 13 out of 50 Books (26%)
The only gain has been in 2012 Reading Challenge and the Self-Published Reading Challenge.  All other challenges are the same.

I am feeling like a bit of an underachiever at the moment.

But I half the year to make up for my slow start.  Right?

My Top Three (so far):
  • Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones - I can't wait to read more of Tayari Jones books.  She has two other books published and I am sure they are just as good.
  • The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson - I love how the story of the Great Migration was told through the eyes of the people that lived it.  Wilkerson expertly weaved in historical facts which made The Warmth of Other Suns a favorite.
  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot - I loved reading the tale about the woman whose cells help in the advancement of modern science.  It's interesting to see the story for both a human stand and scientific stand point.  It helps that Skloot broke the science portion down for the none science nerds. 
Looking Forward Too:

How have you done so far this year?


  1. I'm not looking so good with the challenges either. But hey, sometimes you've gotta do life! I just received "The Warmth of Other Suns as a Gift". I didn't know it was so big. I was planning to read it right away but now, not so much. "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" continues to get bumped off the top of my TBR list. Hopefully I'm moved to read it by the end of the year because it continually receives rave reviews.

    1. It took me three months to finish The Warmth of Other Suns but that was because I had to stop and read other stuff. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks was good, and it was a relatively quick read. Very "enjoyable".

  2. I am coming up short with my challenges too. I guess that the two of us have some catching up to do.

  3. oh no, that's the three of us. dag, i was just thinking of the challenges. i host one and am in i want even say. i'm going to do a recap post too.
    Monique, you have just been given the Liebster Award, come on over to my blog for the award and info. Congratulations.