Update on my 12-12-12 Reading Challenge
If you remember back in February I posted a challenge to read 12 books, in 12 months, 12 different categories. I’m not sure I accomplished it but I am going to own up to my successes and failures on this blog.
I promised you an update and here it is:
A book published this year
I read several published this year but the one that, in my opinion was the most memorable was A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towels.
A book you can finish in a day
For the first time I picked up a poetry book. I really didn’t like it. I’m not going to blame the book or the author because I’m sure it is totally my inability to understand poetry. Milk and Honey by Kaur
A book you’ve been meaning to read
Another one I didn’t like My Beautiful Friend by Elena Ferrante. I found it boring and, although I think I want to check the other three books in the series, I have not been able to do that….. it was bad.
A book recommended by local librarian or bookseller
I don’t think I was recommended any books by a librarian or a book seller. I must ask for next year.
A book you should have read in school
Animal Farm by George Orwell. I should have read it in Political Science and honestly I’m not sure how I made it 4 years of being a Political Science major and not reading it. I didn’t like it and wound up giving it two stars.
A book chosen for you by someone you know (spouse, partner, sibling, child, or BFF)
Most of the books I read were suggested by people on GoodReads or YouTube. I think I can safely say that most of them were. The one I will refer to here is a recommendation from YouTube and it’s Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier.
A book published before you were born
Hmmm no idea. Perhaps another one to wait for next year. I’m really old, this may not exist 😉
A book that was banned at some point
hmmmmm don’t know what this would be.
A book you previously abandoned
I kept trying with Anna Karenina …. still abandoned 😦
A book you own but have never read
I thought I was going to be able to unbox my books this year and put them neatly on my brand new book shelves but I never got the bookshelves so I will have to come back to this next year. The books I read this year are all new acquisitions.
A book that intimidates you
This was supposed to be Anna Karenina by Tolstoy but ….. again…. I’m intimated enough that I never read it….. 2017 is the year. I started it on 3 occasions and never made it through.
A book you’ve already read at least once
I don’t tend to re-read books but I will just so I can say this challenge is completed. Not sure what it will be.