Friday, January 29, 2010

Monthly Review of Books and Challenges

In January, I have only read two books so far, but I hope to be finished with another one by the 31st. Of course, one of the books had over 800 pages, so hopefully that counts for something.

The first book was "An Echo In The Bone" by Diana Gabaldon and you can read my post about it here. I will use this book to complete a portion of these challenges: 15 points in the Four Month Challenge II; "G" in the Rainbow Connection Challenge; 101 Fantasy Challenge; "A" in the Monthly Mixer Mele; Year of the Historical Challenge; "G" in the A~Z Authors Challenge; January 11th in the Celebrate the Author Challenge; Romance Reading Challenge; 42 Challenge; Time Travel Challenge; TBR portion of the Take A Chance Challenge; January for Every Month Is A Holiday - Diana's birthday; and "A" in the Alphabet in Historical Fiction.

This book will be used to complete a portion of these challenges: 5 points on the Four Month Challenge II; "N" on Monthly Mixer Mele; Women Unbound Challenge; Year of the Historical Challenge - that's 2 for January; "N" in A~Z Titles Challenge; New Author Challenge; my one-word Title book for the Take A Chance Challenge; my second TBR book for the Twenty-Ten Challenge; and "N" for the Alphabet in Historical Fiction even though we didn't get there yet.

The final January book is one I hope to finish before the 31st. I must say it is a lovely book. It is a collection of folk tales about mothers and daughters. You can't really see the title in the picture, but it is "Mother and Daughter Tales" by Josephine Evetts-Secker. The stories are from all over the world and the illustrations are beautiful. I recommend this book highly. I have truly enjoyed reading it. I'm using it for these challenges: Support Your Local Library Challenge; New Author Challenge; Darling Daughters Challenge; "M" in Monthly Mixer Mele; There's No Love Like A Wife and Mother Challenge; and "E" in A~Z Authors Challenge.

Of course, it goes without saying that I am using all three of these books in the Pages Read 2 Challenge - I'm up to 1,358 out of 20,000, and the Buck-A-Book Challenge - $3.00 in the bank for me!


  1. I loved Nefertiti! It was one of my favorite books. I just started the Outlander series, so I have a way to go before I get to An Echo in the Bone lol.

  2. The first ones are the best though - the funniest.