I did it! I completed my challenge!
Out of my last three books, only one of them got me anywhere in my challenge. First up was Wonder. It was a book club selection for the other book club that I’m in. I’d heard good things about it, but I wasn’t all that impressed. I did hear about the Julian chapter, so I checked that out from the library and I’m currently reading it, so we’ll see if that adds anything to the story. I felt that it was a little superficial even though it deals with a narrative that I haven’t really encountered before. I think there was a lack of depth to it.
Second, I listened to As If! It is an oral history of the making of the movie Clueless, which is one of my favorite movies ever. It was pretty neat to hear all of these cool trivia tidbits about the movie, but it did drag on a little, and the audio version wasn’t really the best medium for it.
Last, I read A Bright Red Ribbon, which may seriously be one of the worst books I’ve ever read. It was so bad, I’m sorry I wasted my time. I’m sorry it even exists. The anger has tempered over time, but it was truly terrible. I think the Amish book that was my other choice for book with a color in the title and themed around Christmas would probably have been better, and I’m on record for really not being into Christian fiction.
Anyways, I completed the challenge! I plan to do a year wrap up of all my high and low rated books this year. I thought I might do another challenge, but I won’t be as fixated on completing it. I read a lot of terrible books in the name of this challenge and life is too short to waste it on junky reading.