Saturday, July 2, 2011

2011 Reading Challenge Update - June

How’s it even possible that half of 2011 is already gone? Seriously? Actually, we have some theories, but most of them are conspiratorial in nature and better saved for a later post. Plus, it’s above 90 today in tropical northern Indiana and the local pool is calling our name. Let’s hurry up and get down to business.

The simple fact that we’re only 32% away from completing our goal of 100 novels makes us want to perform a giant cannonball into water during the above referenced trip to the pool. We’ve read a few great books since our last check in (Mort, The Well of Lost Plots, I Capture the Castle, and The Wastelands), a few that were medium (Enchantment, The Body, Jamaica Inn), and one that was quite annoying (Stranger in a Strange Land).

Here are the reviews that we posted in June that fit into our 2011 Challenges.

The Princess Bride – William Goldman
The Color Purple – Alice Walker
Mort – Terry Pratchett
The Well of Lost Plots – Jaspier Fforde
Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell – Susanna Clarke
The Looking Glass Wars – Frank Beddor

Here’s an update on our 2011 Challenge. All the glorious details can be found

Books to Movies Challenge – 1.5/6

Gothic Reading Challenge – 6/8

Back to the Classics – 7/8

What’s in a Name Challenge – 3/6

2nds Challenge – 19/20

100+ Reading Challenge – 68/100

In July we have The Help, Morality for Beautiful Girls, and The Phantom of the Opera to get excited about!!! How’s everyone else doing in their 2011 reading endeavors? Send us a link so we can check out your progress!


  1. Great idea. I think I will post an update on my reading challenges, too. You sound like you are right on target on most of your challenges.

  2. I cant totally feel you about the year going by so quickly. I can't believe how time has flown! Ummm, as far as my progress?

    *runs, jumps in pool*

    I'll tally another day! :)