I’ve Read 53 Books This Year.

No, really.

Well, okay. I listened to a couple of them. Looking over my Goodreads shelves, I can pick out three I listened to rather than read. So technically, I’ve read 50 books this year. I’m currently reading one.

I guess you can say I’m a bookworm. I’ve always been a bookworm. True story: my parents said I had to take karate for at least a year so I wasn’t just sitting around reading books. We used to go to Waldenbooks sometimes when we went to the mall and my parents would let me pick out a couple of new Baby-Sitters Little Sister books, and it wasn’t uncommon for me to have one read by the time we got home.

I don’t love every book I read. In fact, I dislike them sometimes. ::coughOnTheRoadcough:: But these are a few that have really stuck with me this year. I’d say this is my top 5 so far this year.

All amazing books in their own way. I ugly cried when I read The Fault in Our Stars.

I actually listened to Without You, and I’m glad I did. It was read by the author, and if you’re not familiar, he played Mark in the original cast of RENT, as well as the film version. There were parts of that book that were very hard for me to listen to because I’m such a fan of RENT. When he talked about Jonathan Larson dying? That was ridiculous and I think I sat in my tub in tears.

Songs for a Teenage Nomad was something I saw on Goodreads and decided, hey, that looks like a worthy read. It was a cute story, and the author did a great job of relating the life events of a teenager to various songs of vastly different genres. I found myself surprised at some of the songs used, but happily so.

Annexed is an exploration of what Anne Frank’s story might have been like if told from Peter’s point of view. I borrowed that from our library, and I can’t remember why. I think I was looking through the digital offerings [did you know you can borrow books for eReaders with a lot of libraries now?] and thought it looked interesting.

I read The Maze Runner most recently because the book I’m currently reading – Graffiti Moon – isn’t really holding my attention. When I started this blog post on Friday, I was still listening to No Easy Day, which I finished yesterday while I was knitting my fingers numb. It was a great story, and I’m glad I listened to it rather than trying to read it. There was a lot of technical military terminology that threw me for a loop.

Now that I’ve bored you with the books that have most interested me so far this year, what have you read that you’ve loved?

One Reply to “I’ve Read 53 Books This Year.”

  1. I loved The Fault In Our Stars, too. 11/22/63 was pretty decent. Most of the stuff I’ve read this year has been YA.

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