I’ve never really kept tabs on my reading before so I thought I’d give it a shot to see my results.
- Books completed from January to June, 2012: 18
- Books begun but not yet finished: 4
- Pages read: 8011
- Average book length: 445 pages
- Classics Club selections: 3 completed, 1 reading
- Major genre: fantasy
Considering I need to read 75 classics by March 15, 2015, I’m not doing such a bang-up job. In theory, I should be reading 12.5 classic books from my list every six months. YIKES! I need to zoom along!
Did I know that fantasy literature made up the majority of my literary diet? Yes. It seems to be what calls to me most over the last few years.
Am I happy with my current reading tally? Yes.
How is the second half of the year shaping up? Not too bad. I have already completed the first two Anne of Green Gables novels (yesterday and today) and will probably rip through the rest of them before the end of July. I will be finishing Stendhal’s The Red and the Black. At some point this month I will also tackle Ann Radcliffe’s The Mysteries of Udolpho which will lead me directly into Austen’s Northanger Abbey for Austen in August before I tackle Pride and Prejudice. So, by the end of August, I should have at least another 12 books to add to my Year 1 total! That will mean I only need another ten classics by December…