Read your own books this weekend!

This weekend, Monica at The Bibliophilic Book Blog is hosting a three-day read-a-thon for people to focus on the books they have on their shelves. I definitely need some motivation to keep going on this category!

I’m going to be reading books that will count towards the Summer Slimdown Challenge (and will be posting another check-in soon), and also some that I will be reviewing for the Ramadan Reading event happening here this month.

(Also, I’ll be keeping my updates within this post, in order to save people’s RSS feeds and inboxes. So if you want to know how I’m progressing, just check back right here!)

Not really sure what mood will strike me, but these are the books I’m going to attempt to start out with:

  1. Red, White, and Muslim by Asma Gull Hasan (re-read) – finished!
  2. Khomeini’s Ghost: The Iranian Revolution and the Rise of Militant Islam by Con Coughlin
  3. The Case for God by Karen Armstrong Girls of Riyadh by Rajaa Alsanea
  4. Palestine by Joe Sacco (re-read)
  5. Talking to God: Portrait of a World at Prayer edited by John Gattuso, Huston Smith, and Phyllis Tickle

Friday 11:30amJust starting out the weekend, with a bit of the lighter reading. I’m going to start with the Hasan book, since I’ve read it before and already know that I enjoy it. Plus it’s not a really tough read, so it’s a good place to start after just waking up. Wish me luck, and good luck to all the rest of you joining in!

Saturday 1:00amI’m about halfway through “Red, White, and Muslim”, and hope to finish this one before bed. I’ve also decided to swap out “The Case for God” in exchange for “Girls of Riyadh”, which I somehow forgot that I was in the middle of reading! Both of these books are fairly light-hearted, so maybe at some point tomorrow I’ll switch over to “Khomeini’s Ghost” for a while, just to change things up a little.

Saturday 10:45pmI finished “Red, White, and Muslim” last night before sleeping, and I’m trying to finish “Girls of Riyadh” in time for tomorrow’s scheduled review. I’ve got “Khomeini’s Ghost” next up in line, right next to my bed. Tomorrow is largely a stay-at-home-and-read day, so I’ll be getting around to see other people’s progress and leave some comment love then!

Sunday 1:00pmStill reading “Girls of Riyadh” for now. I think I might decide to do one of the shorter, lighter reads before getting to “Khomeini’s Ghost”, but we’ll see when I get that far. Going to keep listening while I read blogs and comment on things.

Monday 1:30amWell, I’ve finished “Girls of Riyadh”, and I’m moving on to start “Khomeini’s Ghost” before I go to sleep. It doesn’t look like I’ll get to the others this weekend, but that’s okay, since they’re next on my list anyways. Thanks for all the comments this weekend! I hope you all enjoyed this as much as I did, and thanks to Monica for hosting!

8 thoughts on “Read your own books this weekend!”

  1. Interesting list of books you have lined up for the weekend. I just started a non-fiction, spiritually based book called “Sun of gOd” by Gregory Sams. It’s takes a look at our universe in the light of a conscious Sun. So far, its easy to read and very thought provoking.

    1. Pretty good so far – I’ve finished one of the books and am about halfway through another, with the next one on my beside shelf waiting to be started. Tomorrow’s the day where I get to sit at home and do pretty much nothing but read, so I should get a lot more done then!

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