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I started keeping a list of the books I read each year a few years ago. I could probably try the book a day challenge, but it would mean giving up podcasts for audiobooks and I'm already two years behind on my husband's podcast, so that's not really an option. Also, he selected books based on length and that's not really how I like to do it.
Remember those reading olympics-type challenges in school? My brother and I tore through a bunch of children's books just to rack up the numbers in the first few days and then gave up.
I guess I'm not that cut out for the numbers game. Last year I managed a little over a book a week, and this year I seem to be well on my way to topping last year's total, possibly thanks to reading through some lengthly illnesses, including the long bout of vertigo.
Anyway, here are my favorites from last year's reading. (They weren't necessarily published last year. Stephen King did something similar in Entertainment Weekly with the TV shows he watched last year, so I'm in god company.)
I've read a few books this year that I've loved as well, but I'll hold off rather than bombard you with an even longer list. What books do you love so much that you tell everyone about? I'm always on the lookout for more reading material, so share your suggestions in the comments.