My secret goal was to keep track of how many books I read from January 1 to December 31. The whole year, nothing but books. All day, baby!
Remember, this goal for 2013 was not part of my original list I posted at the beginning of the year. I didn’t want it to be 6 months into the year, and all I had read was a random book or two. That would just be terrible, especially for a book-lover such as myself.
So I gave myself a number that I thought I could work with, considering I chase after a toddler all day. I set my magic number at 3. 3 books a month equals 36 books in a year. I could do that, and hey if I read more than 36 books, then that’s just the icing on top!
So here we are, almost November, and how many books have I read? 30
Woo hoo! I am on track to hit my goal by December 31st! Awwwww yeah!
Here are the books that have been read by yours truly, and depending on how good the book was, firmly entrenched in my brain:
- The Confession by Charles Todd
- Drift by Rachel Maddow
- Most Talkative by Andy Cohen
- Downton Abbey: A New Era by Jessica Fellowes & Matthew Sturges
- Garment of Shadows by Laurie E. King
- Locked Rooms by Laurie R. King
- Search The Dark by Charles Todd
- Watchers of Time by Charles Todd
- A Fearsome Doubt by Charles Todd
- A Cold Treachery by Charles Todd
- A Long Shadow by Charles Todd
- A Bitter Truth by Charles Todd
- Anthem For Doomed Youth by Carola Dunn
- V Is For Vengeance by Sue Grafton
- The Secret of the Old Clock by Carolyn Keene
- The Secret in the Old Attic by Carolyn Keene
- To End All Wars by Adam Hochschild
- 1912: The Election That Changed History by James Chace
- When Trumpets Call: Theodore Roosevelt After The White House by Patricia O’Toole
- An Impartial Witness by Charles Todd
- A Mourning Wedding by Carola Dunn
- Manna From Hades by Carola Dunn
- A Colourful Death by Carola Dunn
- Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
- Peril at End House by Agatha Christie
- The Red Door by Charles Todd
- Money Rules: The Simple Path to Lifelong Security by Jean Chatzky
- The New Frugality by Chris Farrell
- A Lonely Death by Charles Todd
- Halloween by Agatha Christie
Obviously my reading interests lie heavily with British mysteries, but I also love books that revolve around WWI, early 20th century politics, frugality, and personal finance.
On my year-end wrap-up, I’ll relay which books I really loved!