Friday, April 4, 2014

Another Year Behind Me

Here, I am, now 44. The year I just lived through was hard. Sometimes really hard! I have experienced financial problems, near homelessness, depression, illness, work stress, life stress! I have also made new friends, become closer with friends I had, reached a number of goals in life and at work, and other good things. It is always my wish that the good will balance out the bad, and though it was close this year, I think I managed to see that happen.

My Personal Reading Challenge
A year ago I set myself the goal of reading 50 books from my 43rd birthday to my 44th birthday. I didn't even come close to reaching that goal! BUT...I did read far more books than I had in the previous 3 years combined, so I consider it a success! Most importantly, I really found my reading wings again, and I am so grateful for that. This year I finished 12 books:

  1. Outlander - Diana Gabaldon
  2. The Wilder Life - Wendy McClure (MY REVIEW)
  3. The Girl in the Leaves - Robert Scott
  4. Delirium - Lauren Oliver (MY REVIEW)
  5. Pandemonium - Lauren Oliver (MY REVIEW)
  6. Inferno - Dan Brown (MY REVIEW)
  7. Requiem - Lauren Oliver (MY REVIEW)
  8. Dragonfly in Amber - Diana Gabaldon
  9. Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock - Matthew Quick (MY REVIEW)
  10. Sisters Grimm Book 1, The Fairy Tale Detectives - Michael Buckley (MY REVIEW)
  11. Dorothy Must Die - Danielle Paige (MY REVIEW)
  12. Before I Fall - Lauren Oliver (MY REVIEW)
I am setting the same goal for myself again, 50 books! I will track my progress on my blog again, so stay tuned!