The annual wrap-up for my reads during the last year. All books were finished in the month they are listed.
3. The Code of the Woosters by P.G. Wodehouse
8. Dewey Decimated by Charles A. Goodrum
9. What’s a girl gotta do? by Sparkle Hayter
10. Watermelon: a novel by Marian Keyes
11. Freakonomics by Steven Levitt
12. Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez **
28. Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom **
31. My Life in France by Julia Child
34. Hogfather by Terry Pratchett **
The total number of books read is somewhat on par with last year’s accomplishment – 33 books. In 2006 I finished 34 (you can see all of them as a group here), this calculates to about 2.75 books/month. I am a bit surprised that I didn’t plow through more as I always have an audio book going. However, I also read a crap load of pregger’s books that I did not keep track of. So, in reality I have upped the ante a bit. I also have made a habit of not counting knitting books as “reads”. There were many of them digested in 2006.
I read a bunch of 1/2 books. Books that I read half of and just could not keep it up. Bee Season was one of these, Some Lie and Some Die another. My approach to reading is pretty organic. I cannot work off of a list, if I am not into a book I just can’t read it. No ifs ands buts about it. Sometimes there are great books that I just never get off the ground. Other times they are not great and I will never tackle them again. Either way I have taught myself not to feel bad about it. For surely, it is not my responsibility to allow every book into my head!
Of those listed above the titles I would call “Highlights” are:
– Random Family by Adrian LeBlanc
– Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
– Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood
– A Dirty Job by Christopher Moore (audiobook)
– Eventide by Kent Haruf
– The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver
– The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion
– The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
Happy Reading in 2007
** = books read for bookclub. If there isn’t a title for a month than it means I hated it and didn’t read it.