Sunday, September 11, 2011

Reading challenge update: Most active contributers

When we started the reading challenge at the beginning of the year, everyone was very eager to take part and most of you were pretty ambitious about the number of LGBT related books you were going to read.

We all know that what we plan to do does not always correspond with what we actually get done. Usually we think we will be reading much more than we actually do, although when sometimes the opposite happens it's a really nice surprise.

Are you curious who has been reading and writing about the most LGBT themed books? Or want to know how well you're doing compared to others? I sat down and counted everyone's reviews from January until August and made a little list for you guys.

Here are the 8 people (there were too many people with 5 reviews) who've been the most active contributors to the challenge to date:

08. Sally from Bibrary book lust with 6 reviews
07. Buried in print also with 6 reviews
06. Jodie from Bookgazing with 7 reviews
05. Caroline at Portrait of a woman also with 7 reviews
04. The reading life with 8 reviews
03. Trisha from electric-eccentric also with 8 reviews
02. Amanda from the Zen leaf with 10 reviews
01. Memory at Stella Matutina with a whooping 15 reviews!

Well done guys!
If you did not make it into the top 10, but would like to be still have 4 months to catch up!


What do you think of the top 10? How are you enjoying the reading challenge and does the amount of LGBT reading you do compare to the goal you set yourself at the beginning of the year? Let us know in the comments!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

September reviews

It's September, which means back to "normal life" for most of us. I hope things won't get too busy for you guys and you will still find time to read some LGBT themed books and tell us about it.

I haven't been reading as much (queer lit) as I would like to, but I'm hoping to change this the coming weeks while preparing a post on my favourite gay male novels. I'll also be compiling a list (a top 10 maybe) of those of you who've been most active in our reading challenge to date.

So watch out for those posts, but in the mean time check out the reviews of the LGBT books read this month:

September LGBT Reading challenge reviews: