43. That’s how many books I read this past year. Well, I read 36 books, but I read a number of them more than once. Go… read… comment!
Filed under books, my oh-so-exciting life, reading, teaching
Congrats! Not to show you up, but once I finish the one I’m currently reading, my total will be 51. My average the last couple years has been about 43, and that is as a SAHM and farmer.
43 for a busy teacher is impressive!
Or. Sun, I’m not competitive about it at all. In fact, I kind of envy your 51! Which was your favorite? I would have a hard time picking a favorite; there were a number of “5 out of 5″ books in my list this year. I can’t wait to see what next year brings!!
Your page inspired me to make my own page! And you can see how you influenced my book choices–my reading group LOVED the Book Thief. And my sisters and I enjoyed the Lace Reader.
There is nothing like passing along a good book. That’s the biggest drawback to my Nook.
The Book Thief may be my all-time favorite book ever. I’m SO looking forward to reading it with my freshmen later this semester (maybe in March).
I don’t tend to pass books along; I’m an unrepentant book whore. If I love a book enough to recommend it to someone, I usually love it too much to give my copy away. Of course, I’ve been known to buy copies for my friends and loved ones, so it’s not as if I never give a book…. I just don’t give MINE….
Books I loved this year:
A Dog Year by Jon Katz – if I wrote, this is the style in which I’d write
Elantris by Brian Sanderson- nice piece of Fantasy, hard to get into, but very worth it
Sunshine by Robin McKinley- Essentially Buffy the Vampire Slayer post- apocalypse (really very, very good!)
Everything by Cathy Lamb (Such a Pretty Face, Henry’s Sisters, The Last Time I Was Me, Julia’s Chocolates)
The French Gardener by Santa Montefiore
The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
The Lost Hours by Karen White
Queen Victoria: Demon Hunter by A.E. Moorat
American Gods by Neil Gaiman
My goal for this next year is to read 12 classics. I’m defining “classics” as books that are historically and commonly assigned as reading in high school and college.
ORSUN, if you need any technical advising on that high school reading thing, let me know; it’s what I do for a living!
I will absolutely be taking you up on that!
I will be holding myself accountable for the banned books I read this year by posting them on my blog too. I hope to read 50.
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