So I'm studiously avoiding watching the National Championship because it is very very bad for my stress level and I tend to yell when it's Auburn football time. This means I now have time for a post I wasn't planning on making till tomorrow - the complete wrap up of 2013 reading!
Number of Books Read - 130
Favorite New to Me Author - Catherine Aird - stumbled on her by accident and so glad I did! How did I just now discover her? She's classic British mystery which is quite possibly my favorite type of mystery.
Most Read Author - L.M. Montgomery - big shock considering I spent most of the year rereading every book that she wrote
A Homemade Life by Molly Wizenberg. It doesn't hurt that all the recipes I've tried from the book so far are really good. I also reread and re-fell in love with The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. I got this right after I first got my kindle because it was free but not really expecting to like it as much as I did when I was a kid. I loved it! I probably enjoyed it more as an adult than I did the thousands of times I read this throughout elementary school.
Least Favorite Book - I don't have very many 1 star books this year. Mostly because I got better at just giving up on a book I wasn't enjoying. There were 3 this year that I read from start to finish mostly because I expected them to get better. My absolute least favorite was An Unsuitable Job for a Woman by P.D. James. I really feel like I should love P.D. James. She's one of the classic names in British Police Procedural books. I remember her being a bit dry so I thought this one which features Cordelia Gray instead of Adam Dagliesh might be a bit better. Unfortunately the only thing I liked about this book was that it was short.
Breakdown by Genre-
Mystery - 39
Young Adult (includes the Montgomery's) - 37
Romance - 27 -
Non-Fiction - 23
General Fiction - 4
Not a bad spread. I'd like to read more non-fiction books this year but I'm going to be so busy with the Agatha's I'm not making many other goals. The main thing is to just READ!