In the month of February I read 9 books and did not finish (DNF) 2. My goals for February were to read at least one book from my own shelves, a biography or memoir and a children's book. I met all three goals!
Here are the genres I read from:
Amish Fiction: 1
Southern Fiction: 1
Children's Fiction: 2
Inspirational Contemporary Romance: 1
Books from the library: 6
Books from my shelves: 2
My favorites were:
Two Steps Forward by Suzanne Woods Fisher
Pollyanna by Eleanor H. Porter
The Saturday Night Supper Club by Carla Laureano
The two I did not finish were:
A Circle of Quiet by Madeleine L'Engle - it was too disorderly and I wasn't connecting with it
Atonement by Ian McEwan - it was beautifully written, but contained content inappropriate for me
I always give a book at least 50 pages before deciding whether to abandon it. I did that in both of these cases. It is always frustrating to abandon a book after having invested some time in it, but there are so many books to read that I have realized it is actually wise to not finish a book if it is not working for me. Also, even if I abandon it, I have experienced it for myself and come to my own conclusion rather than relying on the opinions of others.
The two books I read from my own shelves were Delta Wedding and Pollyanna. My husband and I took a trip to Phoenix and these were the books I brought along.
For the month of March I have no goals other than to keep reading. I am co-teaching a homeschool literature class and will be reading/re-reading four books for that. For any other reading I do, I will just see what I am in the mood for.
How was your reading February?