Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Favorite Books for 2013: Looking on to 2014

I can't believe it is that time already. The best books of the year is my favorite post.  I reflect on the books I have read, and loved or hated it. This was the year that told me what kind of reader I am.  I now realize I am a serious reader. I love a story with some meat too it. I love stories with magical realism. Not sure, if I would go with fantasy. But, I think that t will be my goal next year to try one novel with fantasy.

I read only 29 books this year. I still have one book to go. I am sure I will make it.  This was a hard year in books. There are not many books I actually loved.  I am in school and just did not have time for my two book blogs, and reading.  That is why I love this time of year when I am done with school. I can actually devote some of my time to my book blogs.
                                                      
If you are a follower of my two book blogs than you most likely will know my favorite book will be, and no surprise is The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker. This is a fabulous book. If you would like to learn more check out my post. My favorite Historical fiction novel, was the Chaperone by Laura Moriarty,You can check out my post here.  Unbroken by Laura Hilderbrand, lot's to talk about with this book.  Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey You can check out my post here. For Women's Fiction, Beth Hoffman's Looking For Me
And finally, Second Star from the Right by Mary Alice Monroe. You can check out my post here.

My best book club meeting was our discussion with Professor Ennis. We discussed Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. We had a wonderful discussion talking about women and her time. The best discussion I led was the book discussion of Unbroken by Laura Hilderbrand. The Healing by Jonathan O'Dell, this was a wonderful read, and discussion. Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick.

My goal for 2014 is to be more selective in books I read.  I still have many books that I wanted to get to, but didn't.  I want to start reading books of my own choosing not feeling pressured by the publishers.  

The one book I want to read is:

Guide for the Perplexed by Dara Horn
 Burial Rites by Hannah Kent.
Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

2 comments:

Beth Hoffman said...

Thank you so much for including my novel "Looking for Me" on your list of Favorite Books 2013. I'm honored!

Susan Curtis said...

Thank you Beth for taking the time to visit me.

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