Sunday, July 1, 2012

Share Your Reading Stats

Wow, it's difficult to believe we're halfway through 2012. Time has flown by so swiftly! How is your year in reading going so far for 2012?

After encountering a reading slump earlier this year, my reading has increased and I've hit my reading stride once again! So far, I've managed to read a combined total of 46 books, novellas and short stories this year.

My favorite reads to date have been the following books:

Grayson by Lynne Cox
Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
May Day by Jess Lourey
Paris, My Sweet: A Year in the City of Light (and Dark Chocolate) by Amy Thomas
Incantation by Alice Hoffman
The Giver by Lois Lowry
Hatchet by Gary Paulsen

I've blogged about each of the above books here on my blog during the past six months & you can find my reviews of each them by browsing the sidebar.

 So, which books have struck your fancy this year?


  1. My reading has slowed quite a bit as I'm working on a major art installation. So, here's my small list so far:

    'Brief Interviews With Hideous Men' by David Foster Wallace

    'Christian Slater: Back From The Edge' by Nigel Goodall

    'Born on A Rotten Day' by Hazel Dixon Cooper

    'French Women Don't Get Fat Cookbook'

    'Death, Taxes & A French Manicure' by Diane Kelly

    'Me & Her' by Karen Tyrell (unfinished).

  2. I haven't read a great many, but I've read several that I really enjoyed:

    The Thorn Birds, by Colleen McCullough

    Manor House, by Johannes Meintjes

    Cold Sassy Tree, by Olive Ann Burns

    The Good Earth, by Pearl S. Buck

    Trudy's Promise, by Marcia Preston
    I haven't journaled it yet. A harrowing and sometimes tragic tale of desperation and determination for freedom from behind the Berlin Wall.

    1. Nice reading list as well!! I remember reading The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough many moons ago now and enjoying it at the time!