Saturday, April 10, 2010

Reading Journal Challenge

The Reading Journal Challenge is hosted by Sea Benjamin at Reading With Sea. Here are the requirements:

Goal: To keep a journal that lists your monthly book purchases and reads.
Timeline: This challenge will be running from March 2010 through February 2011
Guidelines: Participants will keep a journal, which is to include the minimum information: Books bought and books read in each month.

I'm joining this challenge with the hope that I'll keep a better record of the books I buy and read.

March 2010

Books Bought
I hit the library used book sale in March, hence the unusually long list of book bought.

The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
A Place of Execution - Val McDermid
Through a Glass, Darkly - Donna Leon
Sad Cypress - Agatha Christie
Miss Marple: The Complete Short Stories - Agatha Christie
Dumb Witness - Agatha Christie
The Daughter of Time - Josephine Tey
Hogfather - Terry Pratchett
Poem Stew

Books Read
Hangman's Holiday - Dorothy Sayers
Jane Austen for Dummies - Joan Klingel Ray
Gallows End - Peter Robinson
Lady Susan/The Watsons/Sanditon - Jane Austen
April 2010
Books Bought
The Scarlet Pimpernel - Baroness Orczy
Ruth - Elizabeth Gaskell
Talking about Detective Fiction - P. D. James
The Butter Thief - Chris Murray and Kim Waters Murray
Books Read
Sad Cypress - Agatha Christie
Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar: Understanding Philosophy Through Jokes - Thomas Cathcart and Daniel Klein
The Murder Room - P. D. James
The Scarlet Pimpernel - Baroness Orczy


  1. You picked up a few gems there in the library sale - there seems to be a real resurgence with Agatha Christie at the moment, I haven't read any of her stuff as of yet.

  2. Cool challenge. What about books received to review?

  3. Chris and Jess - I have noticed an increase in interest in AC too, hope it translates into more people reading good crime fiction.

    Kiwicraig - Good question, I have no answer. Also, what about the books received as gifts? I'll try contacting Sea..

  4. +JMJ+

    I don't dare do a Challenge like this! The second I make myself keep track of my book buying is the second I will come face to face with my incurable book addiction! ;)

  5. Enbrethiliel, I am pretty addicted to buying books too, in spite of the huge TBR pile at home and a pile from the library! Well, I guess of all addictions, this is the best kind!

  6. A Place of Execution and Hogfather are great books! I hope you enjoy them. It looks like the library haul was an success!

    I found you through the book blogger hop.