Saturday, May 12, 2007

Update from 3M

Update on 5/12:

I set my goal for 10 books but will most likely do 12. I didn't follow my plan as outlined below, but I am 60% (or 50% if I read 12) finished. I'm happy with that so far. I don't know if I'll be able to complete the remaining titles until after June 30, though, because of all the other challenges I'm doing. Right now I'm reading The Stone Diaries for the bookawards group and toward the end of the month I'll start on The Known World for the Pulitzer group. I'm also trying to pack and put most of my belongings (hence, books!) into storage so my house will be mostly clutter free when we put it on the market. Packing.is.not.fun.

Finished titles:
The Echo Maker by Richard Powers
The Road by Cormac McCarthy (to be reviewed after I re-read print version)
Everyman by Philip Roth
The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai
The Translator by Leila Aboulela
Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

To be read:
Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Arthur and George by Julian Barnes
Lisey's Story by Stephen King
Suite Française by Irene Nemirovsky


Previous update on 3/15:
I have finished The Road on audio CD from the library. Although somewhat depressing, I liked it very much. Before I write a review, though, I want to read the actual print copy. Luckily, it's a short book. I've bought a copy and will "re-read" it soon. Sometimes I feel like I miss a lot when I just listen to the CD.

I have gotten quite a few NY Notable titles from the library lately. Black Swan Green, Intuition, and Half of a Yellow Sun to name a few. Hopefully I'll complete them by the end of April. I plan on finishing Suite Française and Inheritance of Loss by the end of March.

Other books I'm reading include Big Stone Gap for my f2f book group, and The Myth of Me and You for one of my online book groups.

Previous update on 3/3:

I am halfway finished with Inheritance of Loss. For anyone interested in reading that title with others this month, you may join our Yahoo group here. Our group includes several people from the NYT Notable Challenge.

After I finish Inheritance of Loss, I plan on reading Suite Française. I'm also reading The Book Thief for the Chunkster Challenge. Those two titles should go along nicely with each other.

Happy reading!
(yet another) Michelle

6 comments:

kookiejar said...

So, you are Michelle too. Let me guess, your initials are M. M. M. and that's where you got your screen name. ;)

My initials are M. C. M.

3M said...

How did you guess? :)

I think there were a glut of Michelles from 1965 to 1970 due to the Beatles song.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michelle_(song)

kookiejar said...

Ha! I think you are exactly right. I was born in 1969! Love the Beatles, hate that song.

Wendy said...

You're on a roll, Michelle! I just got The Road from Amazon, but probably won't read it until April.

Wendy said...

You've got some great ones coming up, Michelle!

I'm a bit behind on this challenge, but I hope to catch up by the end of the month.

kookiejar said...

3M, it is not easy to keep up with a reading schedule and move at the same time, so good luck with that.

I hope you get to your new home and settled in soon. Unfortunately, you'll probably miss the big library sale on June 8th, but there will be many more.