I love this challenge because its monthly, so you can participate as much or as little as you want! Its hosted over at I'm Loving Books
In January, my book was
I did finish it, and I gave it 4 stars! Its a very good read. Each chapter is a little short story about a character that lives in this little town on the east coast. And each has a different view of Olive Kitteridge, an intimidating woman who seems to be involved in everyone's lives somehow. We also get a few chapters from her POV. What I loved was how the story and her character were built up over the course of the novel, and before you realized it, you loved Olive, and really felt for her! This book was very well written!
In short, Random Reads is a meme where we pick a random book from our shelf to read within the month. Feel free to do more than one per month, but since a lot of people have a lot of books to read each month, only one is “required” for the meme. I’m on Goodreads so I’m using a combination of the sorting feature and Random.org to pick the book I’m going to read.
WANT TO JOIN IN ON RANDOM READS?
- If you’re on Goodreads enable sorting to your to-read shelf (you should see numbers next to each book now).
- Go to Random.org and type in the Min as 1 and the Max as how many ever books are on your to-read shelf. Or you can enter a smaller number as the Max in order to always pick books that have been on your TBR shelf for longer.
- Scroll down to the book matching the number Random.org picks.
- Link up to your Random Reads post (below). If you choose more than one book per month, be sure to put a number by your name in the list so it doesn’t look like a duplicate.
- Read and be merry.
If you’re not on Goodreads just pick a random book from your list in whatever way you want to do it. You can use the method I used above or even just close your eyes and point randomly at a book on your bookshelf if you want (spin the bottle style). lol
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway
Sweep Vol I by Cate Tiernan
Possession by Nancy Holder
When You Were Mine by Rebecca Serle
I was thrilled with all of these! And also nice variety! Sweep is actually a bind up of the first 3 books in the series. They are about 200 pages each, so I'm not sure if I'll get all 3 read, but I'll definitely read the first book!
Then I picked a book off of my Nook
Here by Denise Grover Swank
And I picked a book off of my Kindle account
Mer by Jade M Phillips
So, I have plenty to read for books on my shelves! Wish me luck!