read. read. repeat.

I set a goal to read 52 books last year. I missed it by a few (well 15, ha)....but I thought that was ok...considering I didn't read for several weeks (months?) out of the year.

Anyway...here is a rundown of the books I did read in 2013. 
Lets call it the year of Pretty Little Liars. Ha. I think I've read all the books in the series, except for Ali's Pretty Little Lies...which I did start....but haven't finished yet. I like the books. They are similar to the show, of course...but the further along you read...the more they separate. They are a nice, easy read...but still entertaining.

I loved Gone Girl. I knew NOTHING about the book before I read it...except having seen the cover everywhere....which I think added to my interest in the book. SO...I wont say much, except...it's good...if you haven't read it yet...GO GO GO.

I also love pretty much everything Jen Lancaster writes, so both of her new releases last year (The Tao of Martha, and Here I go Again) were fun reads.

A Most Uncommon Degree of Popularity was probably one of my favorite books last year. I love the way this book is written. I definitely recommend.

If you are a big fan of Janet Evanovich and her Stephanie Plum series, you might enjoy The Heist, which she co-wrote with Lee Goldberg. I didn't know what to expect, but really enjoyed it. Looking forward to the next one in the series (I love series...if you can't tell).

Not So Favorites
Very rarely do I not like a book. But, some do seem to drag on. Others are just ehh, and I feel silly for reading them.

Ross Matthews memoirs (Man Up!: Tales of My Delusional Self-Confidence) is probably a good example of this. He is hilarious, and several of the stories were funny. But...I don't know if any of this was book worthy, ya know?

Siobhan Vivian's Not That Kind of Girl was another I didn't love. Maybe if I was 15? I mean don't get me wrong...I'm a big fan of YA fiction (see: Pretty Little Liars). But.. this was just not something I relate to (anymore) AT ALL.

I set a goal to read 52 books this year...and hopefully, I will finally be able to complete that. I love tracking my books on goodreads.com. The app has a built in scanner...so I can scan a book anytime I see it, and add it to my list of books I want to read.

Speaking of books I want to read...there are SO SO SO many. I have a tendency to not read anything too heavy. I prefer a light, easy read. But, I would like to challenge myself to read some "heavier" stuff, as well as some classics. We'll see.

However...I'm on my second book of 2014...and both of those are pretty light and fluffy.

Hey, I know what I like.


Melissa said...

Going to have to get some of these. Also, i love your new blog design. And i really want/need a new blog design!! :):):)

Christine said...

I would recommend Beautiful Ruins and Where'd you go Bernadette for your 2014 list. My resolution last year was 26 books and I got to 15. Trying again this year and also using GoodReads. Great app!