67 Books in 2013

IMG_1540-2I love reading and I have been keeping track of my (mostly digital) book collection on goodreads. I recently noticed they have a book challenge feature that allows you select the number of books you would like to read this year and track your progress.

The first week of this year, while we were in Tennessee, I read 6 books. My mom commented that I was just like my dad in that respect. He would read thick mystery novels in less than a day. All of the librarians in the area knew him well because of his frequent visits and insistence that they help him look up books since he was “computer illiterate” (not so much like me there).

My dad passed away last year but we still had carrot cake to celebrate his birthday. This past week would have been his 67th birthday. For that reason, I chose to read 67 books this year.

These are a few books that have stood out to me so far this year. No thick mystery novels on the list but they are definitely page-turners, in my humble opinion.
Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
Elizabeth Street by Laurie Fabiano
A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah
Half the Sky by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn

Have you read any good books lately?

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2 Responses to “67 Books in 2013”

  1. Colette

    It’s always nice to stumble upon a fellow bookworm :) Hello! 67 books sound like a real challenge. Hope you will get it done by the end of the year! I tried to do the challenge last year but failed last minute – I got distracted by life. But I still read frequently. My goal is to read at least a book a week. Right now I am reading “The Casual Vacancy ” by J.K. Rowling.

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    • Megan

      I’m optimistic that I’ll be able to read 67 books this year but even if I don’t it is still encouraging me to read more than I usually do (always a plus!). Thanks for reminding me about J.K. Rowling’s latest book, I’ve actually been meaning to look into that one.

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