28 Feb 2011


Well, that's my first reading challenge of 2011 finished.

Starting on the 1st of February this was a month long challenge whereby I had to review all of the books I had read that month though there was also the option to read and review one of the books already selected by challenge hosts BRANDILEIGH and Sniffy Kitty's.

How did I do? Though I do say so myself I did OK managing to read and review a total of 11 books.

THE DISAPPEARED  by Kim Echlin. A reading group read, expecting a very moving novel, I was disappointed to find that it left me somewhat cold.

    A four book box-set of my childhood favourites the MILLY MOLLY MANDY tales by Joyce Lankester Brisley. Comprising Milly Molly Mandy Stories, More Of Milly Molly Mandy, Further Doings Of Milly Molly Mandy, and Milly Molly Again these were a lovely nostalgic read though I'm not sure that they have aged well.
    LIFE IN REWIND by Terry Weible Murphy with Edward E. Zine and Michael A. Jenike MD. The only non-fiction book I read as part of the challenge. An interesting and informative read about Obsessive Compulsive Disorder though it didn't touch me in the way I expected.
    SORTING OUT BILLY by Jo Brand. Funny in places, I didn't really 'get' this novel.
    ROOM by Emma Donoghue. A good read I just wouldn't rave over it as many bloggers did.
    THE COLOSSUS OF RHODES by Caroline Lawrence. Like the Milly Molly Mandy box-set this was another junior read though aimed at older children. Lacking something, I might have enjoyed this more if I had read the previous book(s).
    SLEEPING WITH THE FISHES by MaryJanice Davidson. By far my favourite cover (isn't it cute?) if only I had liked the story as much.
    STORM FRONT by Jim Butcher. By far my favourite book of this challenge. Intelligent and well written - I loved it.


Arti said...

A nice post summarising all the reviews...
And yes that cover is cute indeed!
Have a wonderful day:-)

GMR said...

Congratulations on finishing your first challenge! Hats off to you and your bookish accomplishment. ^_^

Kelly said...

Good job!!! Eleven books in one month (and a short month, at that) is remarkable!

....Petty Witter said...

But don't forget 4 of them were just over 100 pages long and a very easy children's read which took about an hour each to read.

naida said...

congrats on finishing the first challenge in 2011!
The cover on the MaryJanice Davidson book is very cute.

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

Awesomesauce! Every time I look at that book, Room... I keep wanting to pick it up and listen to it (I have the audio version). Happy March!

Nezzy said...

Woohoo...you did it! Great summaries of the books girl!

God bless and have a beautiful day!

Giveaway...my place!

Betty Manousos@ CUT AND DRY said...

Congrats on finishing your first challenge, Tracy!!

Great book reviews!

Big hugs!

B xx

Anonymous said...

Impressive reading and thanks. What an efficient idea to group reviews together.
Thanks for the birthday wishes. XD

iamjenai said...

wow congrats! great books there. that fish book cover looks cute though i'm not really into MJ Davidson books