So apparently it’s April? Already? Which means I have only 2 months left to write my entire masters’ thesis? (Can I panic yet?)
I mean, cliche though it sounds, I really don’t know what’s happened to the month, I could’ve sworn it was Valentine’s day just yesterday! And now it’s, like, full on spring! (even I could leave the house in just a sweater this past weekend!)
All that being said, of course, it’s time for a new update on where I’m at with my reading challenges – and because, as I just said, I’m kinda supposed to be studying (I need more days in this term!) let’s make this fast and quick, okay?
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First of all: I read 15 books this month – 15, and that’s with trying to write papers and prepare for tests in the mean time! (yes, I’m actually kind of proud of myself– can you tell?)
- Vivre en Amérique, Denis de Rougemont: 3/5
- Boys, Bears, and a Serious Pair of Hiking Boots, Abby McDonald: 2.5/5
- Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme, Molière: 3/5
- Just Between Us, Cathy Kelly: 5/5
- Thirteen Clues for Miss Marple, Agatha Christie: 5/5
- The Thirteen Problems, Agatha Christie: 5/5
- Miss Marple’s Final Cases, Agatha Christie: 5/5
- I Am the Messenger, Markus Zusak: 5/5 (read my review!)
- This Day Our Daily Fictions: An Enquiry into the Multi-Million Bestseller Status of Enid Blyton and Ian Fleming, Robert Druce: 3/5
- Le Cid, Pierre Corneille: 3/5
- De Achterblijvers, Lydia Verbeeck: 5/5
- Das Werk Enid Blytons: Eine Analyse Ihrere Erfolgsserien in Westdeutschen Verlagen, Almut Prieger: 2/5
- Altijd acht gebleven: Over de Kinderliteratuur van Annie M. G. Schmidt, Tine van Buul: 4/5
- Pippi Langstrumpf als Paradigma: Die deutsche Rezeption Astrid Lindgrens und ihr internationaler Kontext, Astrid Surmatz: 4/5
- Children’s Literature in Translation: Challenges and Strategies, Jan van Coillie: 4/5
As for the rest of the challenges, again: some progress was made, and I love it 🙂
For the Read Around the World-challenge, I got to visit one more continet with I Am the Messenger, I got to another US-state, New Jersey, with Boys, Bears and a Serious Pair of Hiking Boots (which was probably also the only good thing about reading that book – it wasn’t bad in any way or form, it just left me feeling kind of… empty?). Finally, the book De Achterblijvers – which is basically one of my all time favourite youth novels ever – got me another letter on the A to Z challenge (Antwerp), another country (Belgium), another author from a different country ànd one more place I’ve visited myself!
Next up is the Modern Mrs Darcy-challenge, for which I managed to finish Thirteen Clues for Miss Marple in one days, and the PopSugar Reading Challenge, where I got a book from the library (Boys, Bears, etc.), a satirical book (Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme) and a book that’s guaranteed to bring me joy (Just Between Us – seriously, I love everything by Cathy Kelly, and her books always make me feel so much better!).
Finally, I managed to read a classic that I never made time for with Le Cid, a book about a person that really inspires me with Altijd Acht Gebleven, a book that involves a lot of mystery with The Thirteen Clues and a book that reminds me of another season with Just Between Us for the STXRY Reading Challenge.
Unfortunately, I didn’t get any farther on the Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge, but then again, I’m pretty sure that one is going to end up being a life goal, so I’m pretty happy with my progress, so far!
How are your reading challenges going? Be sure to let me know below!