Last year I challenged myself to read 25 books. I love to read but often find myself too busy to devote time to it. However, in 2011 I decided that my only real resolution would be to make the time to enjoy the people and activities I love.
Unfortunately, I fell shy of my reading goal managing to only read 21 books in 2011 (this is probably double what I read in 2010).
My favorite book read in 2011 was "The Help" by Kathryn Stockett.
Other books I really enjoyed were:
"Ah So Wi Do It" by Joelle Cohen Wright - a hilarious collection of Jamaican sketches written by my very good friend from college
"Still Alice" by Lisa Genova - a book about a person's descent into Alzheimer's told in the first person
"Band of Sisters" by Annette Lyon - a book about a group of women who support each other while their husband's are away at war.
The most recent book I read (completed on 12/30/2011) was "Gabby: A Story of Courage and Hope" by Gabrielle Giffords and Mark Kelly. I did enjoy this book but wished they had waited to write it until we had a more complete picture of her recovery.
I also read "The End of Normal" by Stephanie Madoff Mack. This was written by Bernie Madoff's daughter-in-law. The one married to the son who committed suicide. I must say I found her a very unlikable person, despite what I know she had been through.
I read the book "One Day" by David Nicholls which came highly acclaimed and recommended. I hated it. I found it tremendously boring and the only reason I finished it is because I was delayed in the Miami airport and it was the only book I had with me.
2011 was the first year I began reading electronically on my I-pad and I really enjoyed exploring some of the free books available on Amazon.
This Christmas my husband gave me a Kindle so now I can read anytime.
I am once again challenging myself to read 25 books in 2012. Hopefully, I will be able to hit and exceed my target this year. Anyone want to join me?
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