Curious – Read 1 novella
Fascinated — Read 3 novellas
Captivated – Read 6 novellas
Passionate — Read 9 novellas
Mesmerized – Read 15 novellas
Obsessed – Read 21 novellas
Fanatical – Read 27 novellas
Unstoppable — Read 33 novellas
Bibliomaniac — Read all 42 novellas
They're cute, they're short, they're written by great authors, (go look at all the titles here,) they're accompanied by prizes, and August sounds like a great month for reading, don't you think? :) I'm going to join the challenge, but I'm going to resist going whole hog. For now.
Other Summer Goals:
Since wrapping up May's reading, I've been trying to decide what my reading goals for the summer should be. Of course, I'll never reach them, but I love to have something to aim for.
Today I was sorting through some bookshelves, and am really feeling the need to get through/get rid of some of the Junior Fiction on my shelves. For the most part, my kiddos aren't interested in Newbery-type JF unless I've read it and highly recommend it. Which means that my bookshelves are full of books that will never be read unless I read them first...and kids grow quickly, so I'm running out of time. Since reading through some of these books will help me accomplish two of my other goals (reading the books on my shelves, and reading the Newbery winners) I'm thinking this is a good plan.
There are some other books (for challenges) that I want to have read before school ramps up again after Labor Day: - Alexander's Bridge, O Pioneers (Willa Cather Challenge) and Gone With the Wind (Back to the Classics Challenge) at least.
Wish me luck...let summer officially begin!