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2012 Reading Challenge Summary

In 2011 I challenged myself to read 25 books and made it to 21.

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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Comment balloon 5 commentsDr. Stacey-Ann Baugh • January 01 2013 10:29AM


Stacey Anne,

39 books read is a heck of an accomplishment. With your day job, real estate, and your family...when do you find the time?


Posted by Richard Iarossi, Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) almost 6 years ago

Stacey-Anne, you obviously don't have a TV Set!

  I am also a book lover... but I didn't keep a count, maybe I will start keeping track in 2013.

   Happy New Year!

Posted by Fred Griffin, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker (Fred Griffin Real Estate) almost 6 years ago

Rich - Usually I read at the expense of sleeping :-)

Fred - I definitely prefer to read than watch tv most of the time.

Posted by Dr. Stacey-Ann Baugh, A doctor who makes house calls. (Century 21 New Millennium) almost 6 years ago

I enjoy reading the same books as my daughter. I also recommend certain books for her. It's easy to do with the Kindle. I just buy the book for her, and it appears on the Kindle. Wonderful. Good luck with your challenge.

Posted by Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO (Cedaredge Land Company) almost 6 years ago

Dr. Stacey-Ann,  I love to read. There are days when I am taking down time I will read for most of the day and evening. Reading serves as an escape for me. It simply takes me away from the daily "grind" and allows me to take a mini-vacation in my living room.  I wish you all the best with your challenge. 

Posted by Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist (KD Realty - 408.972.1822) almost 6 years ago

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