I have finally completed my June challenge, despite thinking i wouldn’t be able to finish in time!
My tasks for June were as follows:
- Read a brand new book. – Read “Peaches for Monsieur le Curé” by Joanne Harris.
- Read a classic you’ve never tried before. – Read “Tess of the D’Urberviles” by Thomas Hardy
- Re-read a book you studied at school/college/university. – Re-read “Z for Zachariah” by Robert C. O’Brien.
- Read a play. – Re-read “The Changeling” by Thomas Middleton and William Rowley
- Read a book that you have owned for a while but haven’t started yet. – Read “Delicacy” by David Foenkinos
- Re-read a favourite book from your younger years. – Re-read “Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Harvest” (A novelization from the hit TV series of the same title)
- Read a non-fiction title. – Reading “The Queen’s English” by Bernard C. Lamb
- Read a book that is totally different to the sort you usually read. – Read “New Finnish Grammar” by Diego Marani
I have finished all of the books, except for Task7, the non-fiction title “The Queen’s English” because it is fairly heavy going as a textbook (although the book says it is a “light” textbook, which it really isn’t!), but i will keep reading it inbits at a time because i won’t absorb it otherwise!
It has been an interesting challenge though, as you can’t deny that i’ve covered a wide range of books!
My favourite book was “Z for Zachariah” because it was easy to read, yet it was interesting to re-read it after so many years have passed since i studied it at school!
There isn’t a book i didn’t like, although i found myself getting a little irritated by “Tess of the D’Urbervilles” with Tess being a bit pathetic at times and the ending being a bit rubbish. I thought it was worth reading though, but i’m glad i didn’t have to study it at school/university!
That’s the end of my Mixing It Up Reading Challenge, and i will now have a little break from challenges because i want to just read without worrying about a deadline!