Well. I uh, didn’t quite meet my goal. In fact, I didn’t even match what I read in 2007! But that’s okay, I’ll forgive myself and I’ll try to do some reading catch-up in 2008. You know, before baby sucks all my time and energy. I say that with joy, by the way.
Here is the complete list of what I read in 2007 and here are some highlights from the year in books.
Favorite Three Fiction Books: I had to do three because I couldn’t choose. One was Veil Of Roses by Laura Fitzgerald. Another was The Queen’s Fool by Philippa Gregory and third was Water For Elephants by Sara Gruen. Two of the three were from my A-Z List, which is still uncompleted, but it only goes to show that good things come from recommendations!
Favorite New Author: New being new to me. Sara Gruen has become one of my new favorites. Water For Elephants was simply amazing and when I read a second book by her, Riding Lessons, and enjoyed it immensely as well, it secured her a position amongst my favorites.
Favorite Non-Fiction: Yet another recommendation, and a good one, was The Meaning Of Wife by Anne Kingston. This was a really great book about what it means to be female and married…. or not married. Very very good.
Sad Reading Moments: Terry Goodkind finished off his Sword Of Truth series and when I read Confessor, it was a bittersweet time. A great series, I was sad to see it end.
Best Reading Month: I rocked the house in January with my reading and I completed 12 books in that one month. Will this January be as successful?
I’m still trying to work out what I want my goal to be for 2008. I’m tempted to still go for the 104 and just push hard to get myself off the computer and into a good book more often, but I’m a little afraid that come baby and August, I will have little to no time to do much of anything, including reading. I suppose I could start now and see where I wind up? No harm, no foul? So be it. 104 Book Project: Take Two starts now. Happy reading!