Posts Tagged ‘May Reading Challenge’

I have now finished this Challenge!

My stats for the Challenge tasks are as follows:

  1. Finish at least 3 books which i have started reading and not finished, and maybe haven’t got back to reading in ages. – Finished 3 books: “The Uke of Wallington” by Mark Wallington, “Replica” by Lexi Revellian, and “The Elegance of the Hedgehog” by Muriel Barbery
  2. Read one classic novel. - Read “Little Women” by Louisa Alcott
  3. Re-read a favourite book. - Re-read “Funny Valentine” by Amy Jenkins
  4. Read a book which has been turned into a film…. - Read “The Handmaid’s Tale” by Margaret Atwood
  5. … and watch the film adaptation of it. – Watched “The Handmaid’s Tale” film adaptation!
  6. Read a book which you have always wanted to read but never got around to. – Read “Junk” by Melvin Burgess
That’s all of the tasks completed!
It was quite nice setting myself these tasks, as i got to read some new books and re-read some old favourites! I’m glad i stuck it out reading “The Elegance of the Hedgehog” because although it took me two months to read it as i kept going off it, it eventually got better! It also helped that the week or so of hot sunny weather meant i could sit outside and read, instead of spending so much time on the internet!
I was surprised by “Little Women”, i didn’t realise how much i would enjoy it!
I will probably start a new challenge tomorrow, seeing as it will be June!

I am now 27 days into this Challenge! Only 4 days left!

My stats for the Challenge tasks so far are as follows:

  1. Finish at least 3 books which i have started reading and not finished, and maybe haven’t got back to reading in ages. – Finished 3 books: “The Uke of Wallington” by Mark Wallington, “Replica” by Lexi Revellian, and “The Elegance of the Hedgehog” by Muriel Barbery
  2. Read one classic novel. - Read “Little Women” by Louisa Alcott
  3. Re-read a favourite book. - Re-read “Funny Valentine” by Amy Jenkins
  4. Read a book which has been turned into a film…. - Read “The Handmaid’s Tale” by Margaret Atwood
  5. … and watch the film adaptation of it. – Watched “The Handmaid’s Tale” film adaptation!
  6. Read a book which you have always wanted to read but never got around to. – Started reading “Junk” by Melvin Burgess
That’s 45of my tasks finished!
Really enjoyed reading “Little Women” and don’t know why i hadn’t read it earlier!
I wasn’t sure about Task #6 for a while, but i’ve decided to read “Junk” by Melvin Burgess, having never read it when i was a teenager despite knowing about it and being faintly curious about it. I’ve also met the author, who is a decent guy and i felt bad for having never read his work!

I am now 23 days into this Challenge!

My stats for the Challenge tasks so far are as follows:

  1. Finish at least 3 books which i have started reading and not finished, and maybe haven’t got back to reading in ages. – Finished 3 books: “The Uke of Wallington” by Mark Wallington, “Replica” by Lexi Revellian, and “The Elegance of the Hedgehog” by Muriel Barbery
  2. Read one classic novel. - Started reading “Little Women” by Louisa Alcott
  3. Re-read a favourite book. - Re-read “Funny Valentine” by Amy Jenkins
  4. Read a book which has been turned into a film…. - Read “The Handmaid’s Tale” by Margaret Atwood
  5. … and watch the film adaptation of it. Watched “The Handmaid’s Tale” film adaptation!
  6. Read a book which you have always wanted to read but never got around to.
That’s 4 of my tasks finished!
So glad i finally finished ” The Elegance of the Hedgehog”, its taken about 2 months to get through it!
Still not sure which book to read for task number#6, but i’ve narrowed it down and it’s probably going to be a classic novel!