When I chose my goal for the Goodreads reading challenge for 2018 I thought for sure that 120 books would more than cover the 100 books I need to read for the A Century of Books challenge. I appear to have been wrong.
Just today I finished up numbers 119 and 120 for the year, thus completing the Goodreads challenge. But I still have six books to read in 15 days in order to complete the ACOB challenge.
With the exception of the Calvino I’m expecting that these should go pretty quickly. In fact, I chose three of them (Toibin, Mawer, and Piercy) for that very reason. I had more challenging books available for those years but as December rolled around I thought I had better get serious about knocking this ACOB out.
It is interesting to see the years that I left until the end. Apparently the 1990s are something I unconsciously avoided. Years left: 1947 (Calvino), 1958 (Schuyler), 1981 (Stow), 1997 (Mawer), 1998 (Piercy/Wood), 1999 (Toibin).
The good thing is that next weekend could/should be a good reading time, not to mention Christmas week. And there will be some flying time involved which is always good for reading, so fingers crossed.
Wish me luck.