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My Reading Year to Date


Just a note regarding the first half of the year.

I've read 40 books. Eeek!  In January, I HOPED to read 50 for the year.

In 2009 I read 24.
In 2010 I read 32.
In 2011 I read 41.

So 50 for the year seemed a reasonable figure. Now I've officially upped it to 75 for the year. Not sure I'll make it but I'm on track right?

I'm thinking the main reason for the change is that I've added mysteries to my reading. Over the previous years I was reading almost all fantasy and a bit of sci fi, mostly tomes. I tend to get caught up in them and daydream about them and have to stop reading a lot to think about fantasy and sci fi. Mysteries, not so much.

Looking at my list, the ones that have stuck with me most (for various reasons) in the order I read them rather than any order of precedence:

1. Oryx and Crake – Margaret Atwood] - way too close to reality not to think about.
2. The Alienist – Caleb Carr - Jjust plain fascinating look at the beginnings of deductive detecting.
3. Heresy, Prophecy, and Sacrilege by S.J. Parris.. Just a well-written, well-conceived series of historical mysteries.
4.Blackbirds – Chuck Wendig - Great book. Interesting premise, interesting characters. Bloody though.
5.The Crossing Places – Elly Griffiths - mainly because it so well used the setting of the book as a character.

And, I am out of control on buying books. In my defense, the were almost all on sale when I bought them but still! I need to avoid the shiny new (to me) and read what I have!  Argh!

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