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May Update on Reading Challenges

Here's Where I Stand on the I Love the Library Challenge

Books Checked Out and Read:
  • The Public Library: A Photographic Essay by Robert Dawson
  • Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman (BCD)
  • The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith
  • Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan
  • The Collector by Nora Roberts
  • Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mom by Amy Chua
Books Checked Out and Currently Reading
  • Delicious! by Ruth Reichl
Books Checked Out and Not Read - Yet
  • Palisades Park by Alan Brennert
  • The Closer by Mariano Rivera
  • Belle: The Slave Daughter and the Lord Chief Justice by Paula Byrn

Here's Where I Stand on the TBR Pile Challenge

I read one book on my Nook
  • Cowboy Dad by Cathy McDavid
  • Beauty and the Wolf by Marina Myles

Austen in August
I'm getting ready for this reading event held by Roof Beam Reader. I've 'competed' the past few years and while it doesn't take a special event for me to read Austen it's always fun.

This year I plan on reading

  • Mansfield Park 
  • Mr. Knightley's Diary by Amanda Grange 
  • Cassandra & Jane by Jill Pitkeathley 
  • The List Lover's Guide to Jane Austen by Joan Strasbaugh 
  • Truth about Mr. Darcy by Susan Adriani


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