Audiobook Challenge:For the Audiobook challenge, I said that I would aim for 30-50 this year. So far, I’ve read/listened to 50 audiobooks. Finished! Update: As of June 2015, I've listened to almost 70 audiobooks this year!
For the I Love Library Books challenge, I am aiming to read at least 24 books from the library. So far, I've read 27 library books. My last update, I was only at 8 books. I'm definitely making progress because I FINISHED! For my Classics Reading Membership Challenge, which I started on December 24, 2014, and gave myself 2 years to read 50 books, I’ve read 32! My anticipated list is here, but it is definitely subject to change! So far, I’ve read: The Awakening, Kate Chopin Little Men, Louisa May Alcott Daisy Miller, Henry James Cranford, Elizabeth Gaskell The Beautiful and Damned, F. Scott Fitzgerald Lady Chatterly’s Lover, DH Lawrence Madame Bovary, Gustave Flaubert The Talented Mr. Ripley, Patricia Highsmith This Side of Paradise, F. Scott Fitzgerald The Sound and the Fury, William Faulkner Adam Bede, George Eliot I Capture the Castle, Dodie Smith The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Tales of the Jazz Age, F. Scott Fitzgerald The Convenient Marriage, Georgette Heyer The House in Paris, Elizabeth Bowen The End of the Affair, Graham Greene Wessex Tales, Thomas Hardy The Woman in White, Wilkie Collins The Professor, Charlotte Bronte In Cold Blood, Truman Capote Cousin Kate, Georgette Heyer The Woodlanders, Thomas Hardy Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, John le Carre Venentia, Georgette Heyer Charity Girl, Georgette Heyer The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, Carson McCullers The American, Henry James The House of Mirth, Edith Warton The Moonstone, Wilkie Collins Mystery and Manners, Flannery O'Connor The King's General, Daphne Du Maurier Sprig Muslin, Georgette Heyer You can read a round up of a some of my reviews here! I'll be updating again in a few months. Finally, for this year’s Back to the Classics Challenge, I’ve read the following books for the following categories: A 19th Century Classic — any book published between 1800 and 1899: The Woman in White, Wilkie Collins (1859). A 20th Century Classic — any book published between 1900 and 1965. Just like last year, all books must have been published at least 50 years ago to qualify as a classic. The only exception is books that were published posthumously but written at least 50 years ago.): The Sound and the Fury, William Faulkner (1929). A Nonfiction Classic. A memoir, biography, essays, travel, this can be any nonfiction work that’s considered a classic, or a nonfiction work by a classic author: In Cold Blood, Truman Capote (1965). A Classic in Translation. As in last year’s category, this can be any classic book originally written or a published in a language that is not your first language. Feel free to read it in its original form if you are comfortable reading in another language: Madam Bovary, Gustave Flaubert (1857). A Classic by a Woman Author: The House of Mirth, Edith Wharton (1905). A Classic with a Person’s Name in the Title. First name, last name, or both, it doesn’t matter, but it must have the name of a character. David Copperfield, The B rothers Karamazov, Don Quixote — something like that. It’s amazing how many books are named after people: Adam Bede, George Eliot (1859). A Classic Novella — any work shorter than 250 pages. The End of an Affair, Graham Greene (1951). So, I added one more category. Seven down and five to go!