Sunday, July 6, 2008

The Sunday Salon: Mid-Year Review and Such

I like what several Salonists are doing for this week's Sunday Salon—evaluating their reading mid-year—and thought I'd do the same.

Books Read January-June (Total: 30)

My Favorite Book Ever (multi-reread)
To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)

Top 5
Year of Wonders (Geraldine Brooks)
Broken for You (Stephanie Kallos)
Unaccustomed Earth (Jhumpa Lahiri)
Winter Wheat (Mildred Walker)
I Have Lived a Thousand Years (Livia Bitton-Jackson)

My own Life Books Challenge
Books Around the World Challenge

Where I Play
Booking Through Thursday
Semicolon's Saturday Review of Books
Sunday Scribblings
The Sunday Salon
Weekly Geeks

Last year's total was 69, so I guess I need to pick up the pace in order to meet or surpass last year's list. Dr. H. and our oldest son were gone for the past week doing a week of service with Group Workcamp, and I could have gotten loads of reading done. But...I was so exhausted every evening that I could only read a few pages before falling asleep. Besides taking care of the younger kids and our normal life, at long last, I painted our kitchen. It is so lovely.

If only I had a couch in there, it would be a most perfect place in which to read!

(Do you like to chat about books? You can join The Sunday Salon here and find out what's going on in the world of book lovers across the continents.)


Hava said...

What a darling kitchen! I loved it. Mine has a boring off-white paint job that I really need to change. And good job on actually getting it done - I always procrastinate that kind of thing. :-}


wisteria said...

Love your kitchen. I've wanted to read Winter was it on a scale of 1-5? was the AVI book...curious.