I don’t usually do this, but for this month I’m going to post about my reading goals for April. I’m trying to get more organized and I figure if I blog about it, it might help. This month I hope to read four novels.
The first is Mistborn: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson. Last summer I read The Way of Kings by Sanderson and fell in love with his writing. Carl at Stainless Steel Droppings is hosting a group read of Mistborn and I will be providing questions for one of the reading weeks. This will be my first time for providing some questions. If you would like to join us, please check out the link for the reading schedule. This novel will count towards the reading challenge Once Upon a Time.
I will also be reading Eldest, the second novel in Christopher Paolini’s Inheritance Cycle. I read the first novel for the Once Upon a Time Challenge last year. I have started the novel and so far, after reminding myself of what happened in the first one, I am enjoying it. I’m actually liking this one more than the first. This novel will count towards two of my challenges, Once Upon a Time and Award Winning Books. It won the 2006 Quill Award in Young Adult Fiction.
I am also joining Caroline’s Literature and War Readalong. This month we will be reading Coventry by Helen Humphreys. The novel takes place in England during World War II. The discussion will take place on April 30th. I’ve been meaning to join Caroline for other books this year but I have been unable to track down the books at my library. I purchased this novel and I am really looking forward to participating. If you would like to check out the reading schedule for the rest of the year, please click on this page.
Last, I hope to read Dusklands by J.M. Coetzee. I have read another book by this author and I marveled over his skill. This novel is on my 1001 novels to read before you die. In fact, he has ten novels on this list. Only one other author, Charles Dickens, has ten on the list. It will count towards my reading challenge, Books published in the first years of my life. I haven’t made a dent in this challenge so I decided I better get cracking.
If I have the time, I don’t think I will but just in case I’ll start the next novel, David Copperfield, by Charles Dickens on my list. However, I won’t be too worried if I don’t get to it. I am still on track to complete ten of his novels this year. Thank goodness, the last one on my list, A Christmas Carol, is quite short.