Tuesday, August 16, 2016

currents, books.

I set a goal for myself to read 35 books this year.  I am currently reading my 13--some of the books I read (like the current one) I've had or am having a hard time getting into.  I'm not sure if it's because there are other things going on or it's just not grabbing my attention...ANYWAY, in this past few weeks we have had 4 more books find a home here and I need to get reading!  I am trying to diversify my reading.

I do have set PERSONAL standards for the books I read.  I don't like books that are terrifying--I hate to be scared!  I don't like books that use a lot of profanity--ESPECIALLY the "F" word.  I don't like erotic, steamy books--NOPE.  That being said there are A LOT of GREAT books out there to read.  I have a friend who is an avid reader.  We have sort of a running gag.  She will tell me about a book and I ask her, "Am I old enough to read it?"  Most of the time she says, "yep!" but sometimes she says no--she knows and respects my personal standards for books.

I'm not going to list all of the books I've read this year.  I will list a few:


Each of these books I enjoyed.  They were all pretty quick reads, but each in their own way inspired me.  Inspired me to be more, inspired me to reach out to my family, inspired me to trust in God more.  I can honestly say these were different kinds of reads than I'm used to.  I'm trying to stretch my reading this year.  So I included this:
I really liked this--I really did!  Love good clean mysteries that make you think--and a classic?  Even better!
My son got me into this series and I really have enjoyed it not only because there is a consistent story line but ALSO I can have a clue what he is talking about.  We are excited for the next installment!
I honestly don't remember how I got connected to this murder mystery series but I REALLY like it.  It's sort of a period piece but the story line makes you want to keep reading more.
One of the authors I keep going back to:
 This particular author has written several different books, they are set in the west and also a different sort of period piece--yes, these are romances, but Christian romances.

I am on Goodreads, I really enjoy their site.  You can follow what others are reading, read reviews,  keep track of your pages read, challenge yourself, and see what people have rated books.

1 comment:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

These all look good! I am a reader too! I read about a book every 2 days -- hmmmmmm ... not sure how many I have read so far this year though! Maybe about 40 so far? LOL!