- to read books by at least 3 new authors that I have never read before,
- to read at least 2 nonfiction books,
- to read more books in 2014 than 2013,
- and to read at least 4 young adult novels that I can recommend to my students.
Here is my year in books:
The Serial Killer’s Wife
*The Hostile Hospital
James Patterson (6)
The Christmas Wedding
*Alex Cross, Run
Where the Red Fern Grows
Darcy O’ Brien
The Hillside Stranglers
*A Lion Among Men
Andrew Gross (2)
Eyes Wide Open
Michael Connelly (4)
*The Black Box
Richard Castle (2)
*Carved in Bone
21 authors (7 authors were first-timers for me
31 books (30 fiction, 3 of which were young adult novels; 1 nonfiction)
21 books were part of series
There is a 3-way tie for my least favorite book – A Lion Among Men (although I enjoyed the first two books in the series), Matched (the author tried too hard to mimic The Giver, yet the style was repetitive and predictable), and The Shepherd (poor grammar and way too much suspension of reality).
My favorite book was Sycamore Row by John Grisham. I love the main character, and Grisham does courtroom drama better than anyone! However, I would say that Michael Connelly is also one of my favorite authors. I'm starting 2014 by reading his most recent book now.
Are you a reader? What is your favorite genre? Do you use Goodreads?