Well, here we are. The last month of the year, and Goodreads won’t stop pestering me about finishing my reading goal that I barely remember setting earlier in 2016. Because of this pestering (I use this word adoringly), and because I didn’t restrain myself in the library, this month I am setting out to read four books (listed below in no particular order).

December Reading Challenge 2016The first two are modern re-tellings of classic literature. The first you have probably heard of: Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld. I have high expectations for this take on Pride And Prejudice, and look forward to exploring other “Austen Project” novels later on. The second modern re-telling is Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler. I have been plugging The Librarian Is In Podcast quite a lot recently, yet here I go again. I heard of this novel on the podcast, which is a take on William Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew, which I’m avoiding reading in full/feeling badly about not reading in full before Anne Tyler’s version. Lambast me, if you will.

Third, a novel by Deborah Levy: Swimming Home. I initially wanted to read Hot Milk which was published this year, but it was not available in the library so I chose another one of her novels. Finally, I chose The Scent of Pine by Lara Vapnyar, a novel about love, secrets, unhappiness, and a trip to Maine. This was on a featured display in the library, and I’m glad I picked it up.

So here is my final Reading Challenge for 2016. What are you reading, and what do you have planned for saying goodbye to this tumultuous year and hello to a new one? Thank you always for visiting and reading my blog; happy holidays!

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