Over at Goodreads this year, I set myself a goal of reading 60 books during 2013. So far, I've read 54, and am ahead of schedule for meeting my goal. No great surprise there. If you have a Goodreads account, too, "friend" me - I'd love to see what you're reading. My to-read list gets longer every day.
Andi Cumbo (internet friend, writer, editor, and writing teacher) hosted a Super Summer Reading Program this year. She's been posting her top ten lists of different types of books to read each week, and has offered prizes to the person who read the most books this summer and to the one who had the most diverse reading list. I'm sure I have no hope of the latter, but perhaps I'll be in the running for the former.
- How Winning Works: 8 Essential Leadership Lessons from the Toughest Teams on Earth; Robyn Benincasa
- Stolen in Paradise; Toby Neal
- Siege and Storm; Leigh Bardugo
- Shadow and Bone; Leigh Bardugo
- Turn Right at Machu Picchu: Rediscovering the Lost City One Step at a Time; Mark Adams
- Solar Storms; Linda Hogan
- The Heist; Janet Evonovich
- Blood Orchids; Toby Neal
- The Final Arrangement; Annie Adams
- The Ocean at the End of the Lane: Neil Gaiman
- Big Stone Gap; Adriana Trigiani
- The Selkie Sorceress; Sophie Moss
- All My Restless Life to Live; Dee DeTarsio
Boy, it sure seems like there ought to be more, but I guess not. That's 13 books in 11 weeks, not counting, of course, magazines, short stories, literary journals, etc. Not too bad, I guess. What I note, however, is that there are not many "serious" books on my list. Actually, this isn't much of a surprise to me, either. I most often read for escape and entertainment. I have a hard time picking up a book that I'm going to have to read slowly and take the time to think about. I'd like to say I'm going to work to change that habit, but I'm not really. I love to read, and I love to escape into a good story. I'll have to have a very good reason to do otherwise.
What was your favorite summer reading treasure? Please share so we can all enjoy!
Note: I just looked at some of the other reader's lists. I have no hope of winning the most books prize. One woman listed 28 books!