Monday, April 6, 2009

March in Review

March was another slow month for me, but 2 of the books I read were nearly 600 pages long. I read 8 books last month, same as in February. Counting the 10 books I read in January, that's 26 books so far this year. And I'm still making good on my goal of reviewing every book I read.

Here's a list of the books I read in March and links to the reviews:

An Obsolete Honor by Helena P. Schrader [reviewed here]
Galway Bay by Mary Pat Kelly [reviewed here]
Willing Spirits by Phyllis Schieber [reviewed here]
The Little Giant of Aberdeen County by Tiffany Baker [reviewed here]
Deep Dish by Mary Kay Andrews [reviewed here]
Everyone Is Beautiful by Katherine Center [reviewed here]
Wild Horses by Jenny Oldfield [reviewed here]
The Mechanics of Falling and Other Stories by Catherine Brady [reviewed here]

It's only six days into April, and I've already finished 3 books. Here's to my goal of 100 for the year...

Those of you who set reading goals for the year, how are you doing?

15 comments:

bkclubcare said...

Awesome! I'm not on target for my 100 books goal but I'm going to keep at it anyway. I doubled my goal from last year so I though I had better shoot HIGH. I would like to have a page goal but I've never tracked it before. so this year will be a benchmark year for that.

Serena said...

I hop you reach your goal of 100 books this year. I think you are off to a great start. If only there were more time in a day!

Erika Lynn said...

good month! I definitely think you can get to 100!

Ti said...

You are doing much better than me. I am in a reading funk. I want to, but can't find the time to and it always brings me down when I can't read.

Dar said...

Wow, you are doing awesome. I've only read one book this month. I'd better get at it or I won't make my goal of 100 books. I sure hope you reach yours-I'm sure you will.

Jo-Jo said...

Three books already this month is amazing...You go girl!

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

I'm at 16 on the year. Not bad, but nothing like my old pace of 12 books per month. I miss those days.

*sniff*

Nicole said...

You're making great progress. I think that you are definitely. on track to reach your goal. And it looks like you read some really god books. Happy April reading.

Trish said...

Like you mentioned with reading 2 600+ page books, I started paying closer attention to page numbers this year in addition to number. Hope April is a great month--sounds like it already is!

carolsnotebook said...

Good luck on your goal. I think you'll definitely make it. I'm a little behind on my goal, but I'll catch up in the summer.

Toni said...

Fantastic wrap up. Congrats. I am behind. Once I get in the right mode I will be knocking books back pretty good.. gotta get out of the funk... Thanks for the post. It is inspiring!

Iliana said...

You can get to that 100 goal!

And, that's great that you are reviewing every book you read. Wow. I wish I could do that but I just get a tad bit lazy sometimes :)

Ladytink_534 said...

March was a great month for you! Loved Deep Dish!

Lenore said...

Most of my friends think I read a ton - 40 books so far this year - but I am amazed that some bloggers finish 40 in a month! You're on track to reach your goals - so good for you.

Anna said...

bkclubcare: Don't give up now, there's still a lot of year left. I'm going to have a hard enough time meeting the 100 books goal, I don't think setting page goals is a good idea for me.

Serena: Ain't that right. LOL But I don't want a longer work commute to give me more reading time!!

Erika Lynn: Thanks!

Ti: Sorry you're in a reading funk. I've been lucky. Hope you get back in the swing of things soon.

Dar: Thanks! I'm sure you can meet your goal, too.

Jo-Jo: Thanks! Granted, one of those was a kid's book, but it was still over 100 pages. ;)

Susan: 12 per month! Wow, that would be a record for me.

Nicole: Thanks!

Trish: Thanks! I don't usually pay attention to page numbers, but 2 chunksters in a row was a bit much. At least I enjoyed them both.

Carol: Thanks! I have faith that you'll meet your goals.

Toni: Thanks! Hope your reading funk ends soon.

Iliana: Thanks! I'm trying to review everything mostly to keep track of things for myself. I don't want to forget the books I've read.

Ladytink: Thanks! Glad to hear you enjoyed the book, too.

Lenore: 40 in a month would be a dream for me. I'm lucky to hit 10, and I've only done that once. 40 for the year is a great pace.