First Quarter 2016 Summation

First Quarter 2016 Summation

Here is an abstract of my literary doings during the first quarter of 2016.

BOOKS READ

January 2016
The Year of Magical Thinking, by Joan Didion – 1/3/2016
The Story of Diva and Flea, by Mo Willems (Readaloud) – 1/3/2016
Winter Solstice, by Rosamunde Pilcher – 1/8/2016
Blue Eyes and Other Teenage Hazards, by Janette Rallison – 1/10/2016
Between the World and Me, Te-Nehisi Coates – 1/12/2016
The New World, by Chris Adrian & Eli Horowitz – 1/14/2016
The Turner House, by Angela Flournoy – 1/26/2016

February 2016
A Little Life, by Hanya Yanagihara – 2/3/2016
Lumberjanes Volume 1, by Noelle Stevenson and Grace Ellis – 2/16/2016
Our Souls at Night, by Kent Haruf (Audio) – 2/19/2016
The Story of My Teeth, by Valeria Luiselli – 2/26/2016

March 2016
The Madwoman Upstairs, by Catherine Lowell – 3/5/2016
Illuminae, by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff – 3/6/2016

First Quarter Total = 13
Year-to-Date Total = 13

I’ve been in a funk since the beginning of March, but 13 isn’t bad for the quarter.

BOOK CLUB

My neighborhood book club read The Boys in the Boat, by Daniel James Brown; Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith; and The Path Between the Seas, by David McCullough. I didn’t read a single one (see funk referenced above). Sad.

The Third Thursday Book Club read Life After Life, by Kate Atkinson; Smile, by Raina Telgemeier; and The Year of Magical Thinking, by Joan Didion. I read Smile and Magical Thinking. Smile was generally liked but didn’t give us much to talk about. Life and Magical Thinking both gave us quite a bit to discuss but were generally disliked.

CHALLENGES

Zero progress this quarter, but, with the Pulitzer announcement coming up, there is a good chance I might have already read it.

The Pulitzer Project – 14/88
The Printz Project – 9/16 (+9 honor books)
The Newbery Project – 27/94 (+13 honor books)

HIGHLIGHTS

I haven’t blogged a ton this year, yet, but here’s what the first quarter included:

That’s it. That’s what happened this quarter. Thanks to everyone who stopped by my blog!