Besides chasing a toddler and crafting and the occasional baking, I actually like (really really like) sitting down to a good book, usually right before bed. So today, I thought I’d share the books I’m reading for my Goodreads Reading Challenge. It’s a yearly personal goal that you set where you determine how many books you’ll read that year. I only joined Goodreads this year, so this is the first time I’m participating, and it’s great motivation to slow down every once in a while, find a good snack/drink, and settle in for some quiet time.
I was a fan of Reading Rainbow when I was little, remember that show? And then Levar Burton showed up on Star Trek. And I love both shows! Destiny, I tell ya. So, I admit, I like reading the usual mindless drivel, but I’ve actually started growing up a bit and wanting to read books with more substance. Not that I never read a decent book, but for while there, I was all about the science fiction and fantasy and basically stuff that would do nothing productive for me except fill my head with fluff. Now, I’m sort of an adult (maybe?) and I actually enjoy history and biographies, although I still stay way the heck away from self-help. I’ll just slog through my life the way I want, thank you very much. But in the middle of those histories and memoirs, you’ll still find me clinging to some random romance novel or regency historical fiction. Oh well, reading should be enjoyable right? And there’s my guilty pleasure.
Anyways, here are the 11 books I’ve read this year. Ok ok, so my goal wasn’t so lofty – just 20 for this 2013. But I tend to dive into a book and stay there, which means when I’m immersed in a book, I’m not cleaning the house, or blogging or watching the little one, so it’s probably good I don’t have my nose buried in the (electronic) book all day every day! One other thing to note – I don’t buy books. I find them at the library or free on Amazon, so most of my selections are not necessarily best sellers, otherwise, I’d never get my hands on them.
I’m a bit out of ideas for the moment. Do you have any good book recommendations?