It was another great month! I read a graphic novel and some shorter books, and in the end, I’m pretty happy with the balance of fiction and nonfiction. I’m feeling like a fiction mood is about to begin. I once again can’t believe the total number of books: 16. I feel like I read less this month.

With BBAW in September, I suspect I won’t read quite as many books (I’ll be busy blog hopping and finding new favorite blogs), but I am really looking forward to that week of book blogging love.

Fiction and Nonfiction Reviews

In August, I reviewed a few things I finished previously.

I also read or reviewed the following things:

Children’s Projects

I read Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathon Swift for my history of children’s literature project history of children’s literature project. I definitely wouldn’t classify it as children’s literature today!

Other picture books I reviewed were as follows:

Other Posts

Not all my posts were reviews this month.

New pages

I really like these pages because I like to track what I read and keep it organized. I’ll try to add the month’s reads after I post the monthly updates each month.

Challenges Update

I have not been good at finishing challenges. But I certainly have been enjoying reading! The Beowulf on the Beach Challenge ends on Monday. I will probably finish reading my choice (Beloved) by then, but I certainly won’t have a review up. That also is counting for my Summer Lovin’ Challenge. I’ll try to get another reread in before September 22.

New Challenges

  • The Japanese Literature Challenge (until Jan 30 2010). 0/1. I’m planning on reading The Pillow Book by Sei Sonagon.
  • The RIP IV Challenge (until October 31 2009). 0/4. I’m signing up for Peril the First. I have a huge pool of books, and I’m sure I can finish four of them.

Challenge Progress

Some projects appear on more than one list because part of the challenge is timed, but the overall project is not. I’ve made a note if I’m currently reading a book that applies to a particular challenge.

Timed Challenges

If this is correct, I have 31 books to read before the end of the year. Hmmm. Too bad there aren’t really any cross-overs.

Personal Projects

I have been horrible on my personal projects. Maybe next year I’ll drop the other challenges and focus on these.

Classics/Must Read Lists

About the author 

Rebecca Reid

Rebecca Reid is a homeschooling, stay-at-home mother seeking to make the journey of life-long learning fun by reading lots of good books. Rebecca Reads provides reviews of children's literature she has enjoyed with her children; nonfiction that enhances understanding of educational philosophies, history and more; and classical literature that Rebecca enjoys reading.

  1. 31 books before the end of the year? ! I am impressed at the range of challenges you are doing. Good luck!

    I look forward to hearing about The Pillow Book. I think I’ll stick with Genji for now though.

  2. Gulliver’s Travels was considered children’s fiction!!?? Wow. Times have definitely changed…

    Great month!

  3. Jackie, That’s what I’m *supposed* to do to “finish” all my challenges. But the chances are I’m not going to make it….I read too many other things too!

  4. 16 books! Wow! I felt like I was in a bit of a reading slump this month, so I’ll be lucky if I hit 4 books in August, I think!

  5. AManda, well, it was the precursor to children’s fiction. My book is “a reader’s history” of children’s lit, so I take it to mean this was what kids read if they wanted an adventure story. The other English “novels” before it were Pilgrim’s Progress and Robinson Crusoe. I need to read the chapter about it again before I can write up my thoughts clearly.

    Steph, I know, I have no idea how it comes to be so many books every month!

  6. Paula, steal away! I love tracking the books I read.

    Anna, I have no idea how I’m getting so much read these days! Kind of weird for me too. I’m happy with 12 a month.

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