The last couple of years I've also begun not finishing books I don't think are worth finishing. This is a big departure for me, but life is too short to suffer through unenjoyable reading; unlike exercise, it doesn't make me any better!
The stats for this year are:
total reads recorded: 72
- memoir - 9
- non-fiction - 10
- fiction - 38
- historical fiction - 4
- other - 11 (I think that adds up)
It wasn't a great year, I didn't have a lot of favorites, I think I'm getting pickier. The 5 runner-ups were:
- Long Man by Amy Greene
- The Husband's Secret by Liane Morarty
- The Death of Santini by Pat Conroy
- In the Kingdom of Ice by Hampton Side
- Being Mortal by Atul Gawande
My favorite this year was The Light Between Oceans by M L Stedman.
I plan to concentrate on books on my TBR although I have four or five at my bedside and only one was from my list (sigh). I want to walk more in 2015 so I will be adding more audio books to the list too.
A thank you to my Mom who gave me my love of reading, scolded me when I didn't answer when I had my nose in a book and always loved a good story.