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My shattered goal

My goal for starting this blog in January was to keep a running tally of the books I read for the year with a review.  Every year it is my intention to read a book a week, but I never quite make it and I thought the blog would keep me honest.  I decided to count my books so far for the year and I’ve already read 59!  I can’t believe it.  This blog has been a great motivator.

As I looked through my list I picked my five favorites so far this year.  On Writing by Stephen King is my favorite this year, hands down.  I also really liked Four Seasons in Rome by Anthony Doerr, Fear & Trembling by Amelie Nothomb, Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Pal by Christopher Moore, and The Bone Collector by Jeffrey Deaver.

Anyone else have a favorite for the year so far?

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July 24, 2008 - Posted by | Uncategorized | ,

4 Comments »

  1. Congratulations on meeting your goal already! I think my favorite for the year so far is A Free Life by Ha Jin.

    Comment by bermudaonion | July 24, 2008 | Reply

  2. That’s a great achievement. My favourites are Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (it made me cry), The Reader by Bernhard Schlink (very moving) and Little Hut of Leaping Fishes by Chiew-Siah Tei (just read; very captivating). You can see that I like to dig up books by foreign authors so that I could widen my horizon.

    Comment by another book lover | July 24, 2008 | Reply

  3. Congratulations! This year my favorites (so far) are Life of Pi by Yann Martel and I AM Legend by Richard Matheson.

    Comment by donstuff | July 27, 2008 | Reply

  4. Very good recommendations. I think I have The Reader in my large READ ME pile. Is the I Am Legend what the movie was based on? If so, I could probably skip it. I’ll add the rest to my list to take to the library next week. I’ve already got Animal, Vegetable, Miracle on there, Bermudaonion :)

    Comment by stacybuckeye | July 29, 2008 | Reply


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