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These are the ones I read from the list:
Theology in Aisle Seven
The Haunting of Maddy Clare
The Day the Angels Fell
The Immortal Lives of Henrietta Lacks
Destiny of the Republic
The Night Circus
7 of 22 isn't a great number, but I'm not really tied to that list. I'm very much a mood reader. I read what I am in the mood for and I haven't been in the mood for several of those. I have also read what I can find easy. So between those two factors, I didn't read most of the list. I did however read a bunch of other great books. Hopefully 70 by December 31. I think I have to read 5 more. You can check my GoodReads shelf, but there are 2 of those that I didn't finish and one that I skimmed through about 75% of it. So it isn't totally accurate.
My reading year was much more prolific than I expected. My goal was 35 books. I plan to get to 70, double what I expected! How is this possible?
1. Young Adult books - High interest, and Low reading level. Quick and easy reads that I loved.
2. Audiobooks - I got a new phone and put my library's ebook app on there. I have listened to many books there.
There is more than once I have chosen to turn off the TV and pick up my book. I have turned off the Facebook games and picked up my book. And that makes me happy. Reading is very much a deep part of me. When I nurture that, I am happier. I need to remember that more often.
On to my top 10 of the year:
1. Burnt Toast Makes You Sing Good by Kathleen Flinn
2. The Immortal Lives of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
3. Waistcoats & Weaponry by Gail Carriger
4. Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech
5. The Fall by Bethany Griffin
6. Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine, and the Murder of a President by Candice Millard
7. The Night Circus by Erin Morganstern
8. Black Venus by James MacManus
9. Theology in Aisle Seven: The Uncommon Grace of Everyday Spirituality by Carolyn Arrends
10. Sapphire Blue by Kertin Gier (Precious Stone Trilogy #2)
I'm fond of Cozy Mysteries, but they don't necessarily deserve to be on a top 10 list. So these are a few cozies that I have enjoyed this year and characters I plan to read more of.
Consigned to Death by Jane L. Cleland (Josie Prescott Antiques #1)
Death Before Decaf by Caroline Fardig (A Java Jive Mystery #1)
Pain in the Tuchis by Mark Reutlinger (A Mrs. Kaplan Mystery #2)
Shadow Ritual by Eric Giacometti and Jaques Ravenne. Anne Trager - Translator. (Antoine Marcas #2)
Another honorable mention:
I've also been on a journey this year for Nick Thacker's Street Team. I get a free copy of what he writes. I read it in a week or two after getting it and review it. He writes science fiction. Generally I prefer fantasy to science fiction. However, I really enjoy Nick Thacker's writing. This is the book that made me apply to his street team.
The Atlantis Deception by Nick Thacker