2021 Reading Challenge – March Recap and Week 14

After a little over 2 weeks in Missouri, I’m finally settling into the swing of things. Training at work is done and over with, I’m familiar with my neighborhood, and my schedule is back to being the same every week. Do you know what that means? It means I’m gonna shift my focus back over to Freshly Stale again! Especially now that I have computer access while at work.😉

Now that it’s April, we’re just over 25% of the way through 2021. If you’ve been keeping up with the blog, you might have noticed that I didn’t post a monthly recap for my progress on my 52 Books in 52 Weeks 2021 Reading Challenge. Well… here it is!

Books Read in March 2021

March was a little slow for me, in terms of reading. But that’s okay! Life goes on. I still managed to read 6 books last month, which is, I don’t know, probably 6 more books than I read in March 2020! Here’s a list of the books I read in the order that I finished them:

  • The Trial by Franz Kafka
  • Kaddish and Other Poems by Allen Ginsberg
  • Six Summers in Paris 1789-1794 by John Fischer
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clark
  • The Nature of Greek Myths by G.S. Kirk
  • The Sorrows of War by Bao Ninh

Books Finished in Weeks 13 & 14

Okay, so I didn’t actually finish any books in week 13. But, on the bright side, I didn’t start any new ones either! With all the books I’m halfway through, it’s best not to start on any new ones just yet. The only book I’ve actually finished in Week 14 was:

  • The Way of Man: According to Hasidic Teaching by Martin Buber

Which I would highly recommend! It talks about the importance of finding and knowing oneself, and of being an active participant in the world. What’s the point of being in this world if we’re not going to interact with it and be a part of it, ya know?

Books in (Still) Progress

Three of the books on this list are en français, which is why it’s taken me so long to read them. What can I say, my French is really very not good at all.😬 As for the others, I plan on finishing them next week!

  • poésies choses de Victor Hugo
  • LIngénu by Voltaire
  • Frankenstein Ou le Prométhée Moderne by Mary Shelley
  • Sappho and the Greek Lyric Poets : the complete extant poems and fragments of Sappho and a generous selection from other Greek Lyric poets of antiquity translated by Willis Barnstone
  • Women and Jewish Law: The Essential Texts, Their History, and Their Relevance For Today by Rachel Biale

Update: It’s 3 hours after posting this, and I’ve just finished reading Sappho and the Greek Lyric Poets : the complete extant poems and fragments of Sappho and a generous selection from other Greek Lyric poets of antiquity translated by Willis Barnstone ! 😃

A Word on the Greek Poems

Listen, y’all, if you like poetry, you’ve really gotta check out Sappho and the Greek Lyric Poets : the complete extant poems and fragments of Sappho and a generous selection from other Greek Lyric poets of antiquity translated by Willis Barnstone. It’s full of interesting facts about the poems of antiquity, and of course it’s also got some really beautiful poems. Tomorrow I’ll be sharing some of my favorite poems in the book, so be sure to check back!


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