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I’m doing a year in review this week, focusing each day on a different hobby or part of my life. Today we are talking about . . . The Reading. And you know it’s my favorite thing to talk about.
I set a goal of reading 70 books this year and I’m reading my 70th book right now so I’m pretty confident I will hit that goal and then surpass it. For the last few years my goal has been 75 books but I dropped it down to 70 to decrease any pressure I might feel to read faster and to also allow for the pleasure of reading longer books without feeling like I’d be falling behind.
According to GoodReads, I read 26,208 pages. The longest book was Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone, clocking in at a whopping 902 pages. The shortest was Are You There God, it’s me Margaret at just 149. In between those were a lot of really fabulous books, a clunker or two, and some that really blew me away.
Here are my favorites:
They are my top ranked books for the year because they all got 5 star ratings, they are all titles I have recommended (sometimes fervently) to others, and they are all stories that have stuck with me. If you haven’t read any of these books yet, I’d certainly suggest that you do.