Despite the flu’s best efforts to take me out, I made it to February! I thought a post reviewing my progress thus far would be in order. Without any further ado, here is my Month in Review for January 2011.
I got through seven books in January, which gives me an average of one book every 4.4 days. That is behind the average of 1/3.65 needed to get 100 in the year. In other words, I need to step it up in February.
On the bright side, last year I only read five books in January. That means I am ahead of last year’s pace (that ended with 63 read).
Here is the breakdown:
3 Novels: Cancer Ward, The Sirens of Titan, and Rosshalde
1 Collection of Short Stories: Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned
1 Poetry Collection: A Boy’s Will
1 History Book: The River War
1 Philosophical Book: Of the Conduct of the Understanding
Best Book of January: Cancer Ward by Alexander Solzhenitsyn
I enjoyed all seven books that I read over the past month, but Cancer Ward was my favorite. If you haven’t already, find a copy and read it.
My February target is eight books. Stay tuned for my progress!
JT Norwood said:
They recently put out a documentary about an Army platoon in Afghanistan… Its called Restivo. The book is fantastic, i highly recommend it.
Thanks for the tip, I will have to check it out!
Andie Newton said:
Sounds like you have your reading list compiled. However, if you like history… check out Lady Queen and/or Four Queens by Nancy Goldstone. LOVE THEM!
Thanks for the suggestions, I will definitely check them out!