Last year, I committed to reading 50 books. And if I counted the books I started and didn't finish, I'd have surpassed that. Some of them got set aside for another read, some got set aside because of life, and others, well, because I just couldn't read another word either of the book or just at that time.
But, I did finish 48 books! So, I think I did pretty well. I'm committing to another fifty this year and I'd best get started because we're on day 11 of the year and I've yet to read a book.
Over the year, I discovered new authors, new-to-me authors, and rediscovered my love of the historical--especially books set in the World War eras.
Out of the 48, there were a few that stuck with me even into the new year and I thought I'd share those with you.
One sub-genre I discovered I really enjoy is the circus book. Caraval by Stephanie Garber and The Life She Was Give by Ellen Marie Wiseman. I also discovered the HBO series, Carnivale.
I found some authors to feed my magical realism fix.
There were more that I wanted to share but I'm running out of time. So, briefly, one of my other favorite surprises was the novel, I Liked My Life by Abby Fabiaschi. I'm pretty sure it was her debut novel, but I'm a fan for life after reading that.
Another author I discovered was Hazel Gaynor after reading her book, The Cottingly Secret and ending the year with her and writing partner, Heather Webb with Last Christmas in Paris. And to begin the new year, I'm reading an ARC of Heather Webb's The Phantom's Apprentice.
How about you, any discoveries in your year of reading?
Have a great Thursday!