In 2012 I gave myself the same challenge and managed to read 39 books!
My favorites for the year were:
Elizabeth the Queen: The Life of a Modern Monarch by Sally Bedell Smith
The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman - this was a recommendation from a blogging buddy and became the first book read by my new neighborhood book club. Very emotional read.
Love.... From both sides by Nick Spauliding - I actually laughed out loud repeatedly as I read this one.
One Pink Line by Dina Silver
Empty Chairs by Stacy Danson - Memoir of child abuse
Falling for Hamlet by Michelle Ray
The Little Prisoner: A Memoir by Jane Elliott - Memoir of child abuse
Defending Jacob by William Landay
Burned alive: A victim of the law of men by Souad
I read a variety of books this year including several memoirs and biographies, legal thrillers, and even read a few "chick-lit" type books. 2 of the 39 books were books my 7 year old was reading for his school book reports :-)
The only book that I managed to finish reading that I thought was just horrendous and a complete waste of my time was Fifty Shades Freed by E.L. James. The book was actually painful! I read the Fifty Shades trilogy and I found the first one interesting enough but then it was steadily down hill from there. The only good thing was that I discovered that you can borrow e-books for the library so at least she didn't make any money off of me with this terrible, terrible book!
I am challenging myself to read 40 books in 2013 (not including any of Sebastian's book report books). It's been fun to recapture my love for reading over the past 2 years and I really enjoy knowing that with my kindle I always have a book with me.
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