Fourth Quarter 2014 Summation

Fourth Quarter 2014 Summation

Here is an abstract of my literary doings during the fourth and final quarter of 2014.

BOOKS READ

October 2014
Fortunately, the Milk, by Neil Gaiman (Readaloud) – 10/3/2014
Unbroken, by Laura Hillenbrand – 10/18/2014
A New Beginning (Magic Puppy 1), by Sue Bentley (Readaloud) – 10/19/2014

November 2014
The Jungle Book, by Rudyard Kipling – 11/4/2014
Muddy Paws (Magic Puppy 2), by Sue Bentley (Readaloud) – 11/7/2014
The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger – 11/12/2014
100 Days of Real Food, by Lisa Leake – 11/19/2014

December 2014
The Princess in Black, by Shannon Hale & Dean Hale (Readaloud) – 12/3/2014
The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher, by Hilary Mantel – 12/12/2014
The Goldfinch, by Donna Tartt – 12/14/2014
Pope Joan, by Donna Woolfolk Cross – 12/17/2014
California, by Edan Lepucki – 12/20/2014

Fourth Quarter Total = 12
Year-to-Date Total = 55

I finally finally finally finished The Goldfinch. Hip hip hooray!
While the total books read this year is under my Goodreads goal of 75 for the year, I am happy with the number.

BOOK CLUB

My neighborhood book club read The Graveyard Book and The Jungle Book in October and then read Longing for Home for our holiday read. I had read The Graveyard Book before and didn’t reread it, but I tackled The Jungle Book for the first time.

I read all three of this quarter’s Third Thursday Book Club selections: Unbroken, by Laura Hillenbrand; The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger; and Pope Joan, by Donna Woolfolk Cross. All three were solid reads that led to solid discussions.

Check out my 2014 book club report for more details about this year in book club.

CHALLENGES

I actually have challenge progress to report this quarter, since I finally finished The Goldfinch! That’s it, though.

The Pulitzer Project13/87
The Printz Project – 9/15 (+9 honor books)
The Newbery Project – 27/93 (+13 honor books)

HIGHLIGHTS

That’s it. That’s what happened in the fourth quarter of 2014. Thanks to everyone who stopped by my blog!