Howdy!! GoodReads has informed me today that I’ve reached the number of 100 books read this out on my challenge! I was shocked too LOL! I always set a number on the challenge each year but never take much notice of it until I get the reminders! I’ve found more time to read this year due to my ill health (I have M.E so that involves a lot of ‘resting’ and being stuck indoors) and Insomnia (what else is there to do at 2am other than read?!), but also I’ve found I’ve definitely been watching less TV as there hasn’t been many series that have grabbed me and I’ve spent many a happy evening with a bar of chocolate, a cup of tea and another book off the TBR mountain and that has really helped me reach this goal! Plus I’ve also left the ‘chunkster’ (those massive brutes of a book that scare you when you look at how many pages there are!) books on the shelves and know I need to get round to reading them so maybe the numbers will tail off slightly when I start attacking those!!
And what a year it has been already book wise! I’m sure I say it every year, but the quality of stories (and beautiful covers!) definitely seems to improve year on year, so as a reader I feel I’ve been spoilt for choice this year in deciding what to read – and as my bookshelves will testify – there are still plenty of wonderful stories out there for me to discover!
Just thought I’d try and make a Top Ten out of the 100 as to my favourite reads of the year so far, and as I’ve scanned through the GoodReads Challenge list I have found it very difficult (VERY, VERY DIFFICULT!!) as there have been so many fabulous reads this year! BUT, here goes with my Top Ten of books that have tugged at my heart strings, made me laugh, made me cry, given me chills or have
just stuck with me a little more than others – in no particular order ….. click on the title if you’d like to read my review on GoodReads!
Nice little selection there eh to cover most genres!! Have to say I’m a big fan now of mixing up the genres that I read! Some of the books this year have been a little emotional so it has been nice to then go to something lighter and more ‘hopeful’ to give me a little break! Been such a tough task though as, happily, I’ve managed to read a ton of fabulous books so far this year and just hope the second half of the year throws up just as many great reads!!
What has been your read of the year so far?! Would love to hear your thoughts!