Hi Adorable Friends! We’ve missed you guys! Sorry for the delayed absence. Jenny and I have had a rather long absence from the blogging world that wasn’t necessarily by choice. Long story short there was a broken computer, Holiday craziness, dance recitals, out of town guests, and a few other life issues that just made it a little difficult to make time for blogging! But we are back and ready to craft, cook, and blog!
Right about this time last year, I decided that one of my goals for 2012 was to read 100 books throughout the year. I LOVE LOVE LOVE to read but have never kept track of my reading so I had no idea if this was actually a realistic goal or not. My good friend, Karla was actually my inspiration behind this idea, she had done the same thing and posted her book list on her blog last year. And, she is always passing along great books for me to read too!
So last January, I just kept reading (since I am pretty much ALWAYS reading SOMETHING) and then started keeping a list! And each time I finished a book, I just added it to the list. By the end of January, I had read 16 books! So if I kept up that same pace, I could EASILY make 100 books (almost double it in fact!!)
I did NOT double my goal but I DID surpass it! By the end of December, I had read 130 books!!! Some of which I LOVED!!! Some I liked and some I wanted to throw away. Actually I think there were only 2 of those and I ended up quitting them and didn’t add them to my list!
So here is a copy of my list! Just in case you are looking for some great reads! You’ll find that I tend to read pretty much all Fiction (there is little bit, teeny tiny bit of Non Fiction) and a ton of Christian authors, some Young Adult, a lot of Romance, Mystery and Fantasy. I am always looking for suggestions so most of these are suggestions from other friends or other blogs. My favorites from the year are starred. *
*Jenny here, interrupting Jess’ post. I think some of you may be thinking ‘yah right’ who can read that many books. Well, I am here to tell you that Jess can! I will never forget when I gave her ‘Water For Elephants’ and she finished it in like 3 days. Who does that? I seriously think she took one of those courses that teaches you to speed read…seriously, she is amazing.
100. Eva Marie Everson-Things Left Unspoken (Book 100!!!)
101. Veronica Roth- Insurgent*
109. Nicole Baart- Beneath the Night Tree * (second time reading this one!)
111. CF Dunn- Mortal Fire*
116. Ilsa J Bick- Ashes * (This series is a zombie series, not something I would have EVER thought I would like, but I seriously could NOT put it down!)
117. Ilsa J Bick- Shadows
127. JRR Tolkien- The Hobbit *
What are some of your favorite books?
Have you read any of the ones above?