It's hard to believe that just three months ago I was relieved that it had started to feel a little like autumn - and today it feels like it's been winter for a very long time! Regardless, it's time to wrap up Katrina's Fall into Reading 2007. Thanks for the fun, Katrina!
These were my six picks for the challenge, in alphabetical order:
- Don't Know Much About the Universe by Kenneth C. Davis
- Eragon by Christopher Paolini
- If a Tree Falls at Lunch Period by Gennifer Choldenko
- Killer Weekend by Ridley Pearson
- The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart
- Tara Road by Maeve Binchy
How I Did: I've linked the three books I finished to my review posts. I am also part way through both Don't Know Much About the Universe (I'm on page 218 of 344) and Tara Road (I'm on page 234 of 502). During the period of this challenge I also completed fourteen other books, most of which I read for other challenges.
What I Thought: Of the three books I finished for this challenge, I liked If a Tree Falls at Lunch Period the best and Eragon the least. But I did like all three books - as well as the two I'm currently working on. I'm definitely going to read more of Gennifer Choldenko's work, and I'm looking forward to the reportedly in-process sequel to The Mysterious Benedict Society. Tara Road is the second of Maeve Binchy's that I've read, and I'm sure I'll read some more of her too.
What I Learned: There will always be more books on my to-read list than I'll be able to read - but that's okay - and I will always have to balance my reading time with my other pastimes, as well as with my work and my family. But I love reading about books and thinking about to-read lists and writing reviews of what I read almost as much as I love reading itself - so I'll continue to maintain this book blog and to participate in reading challenges.