Friday, January 8, 2016
Books by the Million
These are the books I got from the first two Christmases we celebrated with family. My people know me well, and I got three or four more before all of our celebrations were complete!
Last year, I started one of the Goodreads Reading Challenges -- with a goal of 25 books. Which I promptly forgot about until late September or early October. I'd read a few books in the early months of the year, but only maybe about 10 or 12 of them. I ended up finishing my challenge at 27 or 28 books for the year...
I thought maybe I'd tell you about some of my favorite books from my 2015 reading list.
All three of the books by Melanie Shankle were amazing reads. I read them in order Sparkly Green Earrings -- oh my stars... I've never laughed harder (or so I thought...)
I finished out the year pouring through the Hannah Swensen series -- I'm on book 7 or 8 of the series, and I love them because each one picks up a couple of months after the previous one ended. So it's like you're living right along with them as their little town keeps trucking along. They are about a girl that owns a cookie shop in a small town, but she keeps being in the wrong place at the wrong time -- discovering dead bodies. They've started making these into movies on the Hallmark Channel as well -- but what's funny is that Alison Sweeney plays the lead character who in the book is a girl with frizzy red hair and is a little thicker around the middle.
These are a few of my favorites from 2015... and now I've got a goal of reading 35 books this year -- but with 12 more Hannah Swensen books at least and one of my all time favorites -- The Women's Murder Club coming out with the next installment in May... I feel like I'll be good on my goal and hopefully a bit over on those numbers. What are some of your favorites?