With today being the first day of May and since I already wrapped up reading for April with this post, I thought it would be good to look at what I plan on reading during this month.
My reading goals in February were to continue the Haruki Murakami Reading Challenge, the Agatha Christie Reading Challenge and the Baker Street Challenge, and continue to only take two books out of the library at one time and one book per week from the to-be-read shelf in my office. So how many books have I read so far from the three challenges?
Yep, that’s right.
And how have I done on my personal challenge of only taking two books out of the library at a time? Eh, not bad. However, it hasn’t been one nonfiction and one fiction as I envisioned. At times, like in the past few weeks, it’s been two fiction books: Snow Angels and Lucifer’s Tears, both part of a series about a Finnish detective named Inspector Vaara, by James Thompson. Other times, it’s been as many as…I hate to admit this…THREE books.
Later this month, I will get back to at least one of the three reading challenges, if not more, but first, I have a series to finish: that being the Harry Potter series, which I started back in March. I only have two left: The Half-Blood Prince and The Deathly Hallows, and then my wife and I finally will be able to watch all the movies up until the last part of the last one of the series. We have seen at least three of the movies, but I stopped watching them after that, because I wanted to read the books first. With the last moving coming out this July, I was “forced” to read the series in its entirety.
However, first today I’ll finish Lucifer’s Tears. The series is brutal, but still compelling. One of the blurbs on the first book compared Inspector Kari Vaara to Philip Marlowe and that’s not far off. It’s a little bit of a modern-day film noir and since I love film noir, I’m enjoying this.
So what are your reading plans for today, this week and the rest of the month of May?