Reading Challenge Progress: December

2013 Reading Challenge Progress The last week in November I realized I hadn’t finished *any* books for this challenge, so I made a big push over the Thanksgiving weekend and got three finished. Ok, so two of them I’d already started and was halfway and a third of the way through them, so that’s not quite as amazing as it might sound.

The one I was halfway through and had stalled on finishing was All You Need to Believe: The Apostles’ CreedAll You Need to Believe: The Apostles' Creed (Foundations of the Faith) by C. Donald Cole by C. Donald Cole. I’ve had it for several years, although I don’t remember exactly how it ended up on my bookshelf. It was fine – some of the theological specifics weren’t ones I fully understood (or at least that I cared enough to try to fully understand), but I’m still glad I read it.

I also read Beyond Bath Time: Embracing Motherhood as a Sacred RoleBeyond Bath Time: Embracing Motherhood as a Sacred Role by Erin Davis by Erin Davis. It’s one I mentioned in last month’s Twitterature linkup – it was sent to me to review ages and ages ago, and then I misplaced the book and forgot all about it. We cleaned out our truck this fall and I discovered the book wedged under the front seat and felt awful about having forgotten it and never reviewing it. So now it’s finished and I can finally write that long overdue review. Except the blog that I had when I agreed to review it is long defunct, so it’s going here instead. Hope they don’t mind.

And finally, while it took me many fits and starts I managed to finish The Code of Love: An Astonishing True Tale of Secrets, Love, and WarThe Code of Love: An Astonishing True Tale of Secrets, Love, and War by Andro Linklater by Andro Linklater. I think I read the intro to it a half dozen times because I kept putting it aside and then coming back to it weeks later. I’ll be posting a review of it at some point.

With one month left in the challenge, I’ve read 22 books. My goals was 24, so I’m back on track with only two more to finish. I should reach that easily since I’ve got two long ones that I’m all but finished, so as long as I stay on pace with those I’ll meet my goal for the year!

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Curious about what books I've read for the challenge? You can see them on my "2013 Reading Challenge" shelf in my Goodreads account. (You do have to be a member of Goodreads to see the shelf.)

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Comments

  1. November was a challenging month for me too. I agreed to do too many things, and everything kind of imploded. I am feeling better about December though! You gotta keep an open mind at the beginning of the month, right?!

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