However, I ended up completing the challenge yesterday morning....nothing like ending a challenge on the last possible day!
Truthfully, I wouldn't have succeeded if it wasn't for being home sick one day from work (I had a horrible cold/respiratory thing going on, and read a few books while bed-bound), and the readathon. I also read a few more volumes of Fables, the graphic novel series I've been reading all year, so...
Why am I trying to discredit myself? I did it! HOORAY!
Here is the final list of books I read this past month (I linked to posts if they've been published, some are forthcoming):
- The Red Pony by John Steinbeck-POST
- The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins-POST
- Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins-POST
- A Lost Lady by Willa Cather-POST
- Teacher Man by Frank McCourt-POST
- The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson
- Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon-POST
- Fables Volume 15-Rose Red by Bill Willingham
- Fables Volume 16-Super Team by Bill Willingham
- Fables Volume 17-Inherit the Wind by Bill Willingham
- Fables Volume 18-Cubs in Toyland by Bill Willingham
- Fables Volume 19-Snow White by Bill Willingham
- Fables Volume 20-Camelot by Bill Willingham
- The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare
- The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
Overall, I'm pretty happy with my list. While 6 are graphic novels, I also read 3 classics, some non-fiction, and a few "fun" reads. I got to a couple books I've been meaning to read for a while (McCourt), and some newer titles that caught my fancy (Yoon).
It was a really successful reading month. I'm not sure what November has in store for me. I'm signed up for NaNoWrioMo, which I haven't participated in for a few years, but I think 5 books would be a success for the month, especially as I have 2 more volumes of Fables to read to finish the series. I'm also joining in on that HP readalong, so I'm sure I'll read a few volumes in November-they're always fast reads. :)
If I plan on doing a #15in31 in December, does anyone want to join? I always have more to time to read that month with 2 weeks off and lighter workloads (I'm usually in the middle of a novel in my American lit class, and I'll be reading another play in Shakespeare, so....less grading). Let me know if you're interested!