I did it! I read and reviewed ten books in the month of December. I really didn’t think I’d make it. The most books I read in any other month last year was six, and reviews are far fewer. The donation page for Bookstravaganza is closed tomorrow. If anyone is as proud of me as I am, go ahead and donate a couple bucks to the Welcome Baby program at Edmonton Public Library.
Here are my reviews:
- Prairie Ostrich by Tamai Kobayashi
- Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
- TransAtlantic by Colum McCann
- Shopgirl by Steve Martin
- The Wallcreeper by Nell Zink
- Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi
- Eleanor Rigby by Douglas Coupland
- Wild by Cheryl Strayed
- Detachment by Maurice Mierau
- Longbourn by Jo Baker
TransAtlantic remains my favourite. Other standouts were The Wallcreeper, Wild, and Detachment.
Thanks to everyone who supported Bookstravaganza this year. Next year I may try to read…. 11. To celebrate my success, I’m starting the year with the longest, densest books I can find. First up: The Luminaries.