May Goals and Progress

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May Goals and Progress

1mathgirl40
Abr 29, 2020, 9:36pm

Here is our May thread! Tell us about your goals for the month.

2Amaryllys
Abr 30, 2020, 2:48am

May goals:
- book-buying ban (I'm doing great so far!)
- stay current on my post (considering the post offices accept mail again)
- continue tackling my audible TBR
- contribute to SIY #52

3gypsysmom
Mayo 3, 2020, 6:12pm

My May goal:
Read 5 books from the TBR list trying to read mostly Canadian works.

4nrmay
Mayo 5, 2020, 2:01pm

Read 5-10 from TBR. Ambitious, I know. Finished 1 so far.

5BoekenTrol71
Mayo 10, 2020, 3:13am

No real reading goal for May.... But I really want to read more books from 2012 off my list. Having said that: I participate in a buddy read for Anna Karenina. A book I own (in the original language) so no progress for the oldies list there.

I think I'll just keep on reading, picking books from MTBR that I fancy at the time of chosing something new to read. Thus far, I've tackled 2 in May 😃

6mathgirl40
Mayo 21, 2020, 10:23pm

How's everyone doing so far this month? I ought to be reading more books from my shelves but I've been distracted by newer digital loans from the library. However, several roundabout books are on their way to me, so I will have some new ABC books in my hands again soon.

7gypsysmom
Mayo 23, 2020, 11:12am

>6 mathgirl40: I'm not doing very well on my TBR books having only read 3. I am now bogged down in reading Reproduction by Ian Williams which won the Giller Prize last year. My library hold for it came through just before the libraries here closed so it's been sitting around for a while. There is still no word when the libraries will open but when they do it will be due immediately I suspect so I figured I'd better finish it. I am not finding it a very compelling read as not much seems to happen. Williams is a good writer and I appreciate some of the different writing structures he is using. However I am wondering if this really was the best book on the Giller Prize shortlist last year? I've read three of the other shortlisted books, Small Game Hunting at the Local Coward Gun Club, The Innocents and Lampedusa, and I found all of those far more compelling than this one. Anyone else read it and have thoughts?

8Amaryllys
Editado: Mayo 24, 2020, 8:40am

Only 1 book finished this month, and it's not audible or contributing to my SIY goals (classics? in German?). I was very tempted with the book sale last week, maybe will lift my book-buying ban next month (it's been up for 5 months, hurray!)

9mathgirl40
Mayo 31, 2020, 8:22pm

>7 gypsysmom: I was considering reading Reproduction myself but I did hear mixed reviews for it. In light of your comment, I should probably go for one of the other shortlisted books first.

>8 Amaryllys: After not buying books for 5 months, I'd think that it's OK to treat yourself now. :)

10nrmay
Jun 2, 2020, 12:45pm

3 out of 6 read in May were from TBR shelves.

11gypsysmom
Jun 3, 2020, 2:05pm

>9 mathgirl40: I'm not the only one. Over on the Canadian Literature group several others were less than impressed with it.