I'm not sure it would be a good idea for me to have a goal this year, since we'll be experiencing some major changes, including a brand new baby, but my goal will be to write down every book I read, so I'll start with January, since today is the last day of the month.
1. Ina May's Guide To Childbirth
Ina May Gaskin
How could you not love it, if you're expecting and a member of MDC?
2. Brother Odd
Always plow through his books. Great escapist reading and I just love Odd Thomas. He's such a likeable guy and I find myself chuckling as I read.
3. We Are All Welcome Here
Touching story. Ms. Berg wrote it after a fan sent her a letter describing life with her mother, who was paralyzed from the neck down. Read it in one day, because it was easy and I couldn't put it down.
4. Brave New World
Interesting read. Disturbing in how the book was written so long ago, but so many of his projections are still under consideration and have even been partially realized. I felt let down by the ending, though.
This is a re-read for me. I read it six years ago when pregnant with my 1st, so it's a comfortable book to go back to and always an interesting story. I just finished it today, except for the Appendices, which I'll read at lunch. I wanted to re-read it so I could read the other Dune books. I'll read House Atreides next, I think.
There are a couple of other books that I've dipped into here and there this month, mostly childbirth or baby name related.
I've also started 3 or 4 books and then stopped and moved on to something else because they were either depressing or I'm just not in the right frame of mind to read them right now. Here's the list of those ones.The Crimson Portrait
I couldn't connect with any of the characters and it seemed disjointed to me. Set during WW......I can't even remember. I got halfway through and then it was too depressing, so I gave up.The Secret Life of Bees
Sue Monk Kidd
I've heard good things about this book but it was just too emotional and painful, so I stopped about 1/4 of the way through. Maybe someday.The Lost Girls
Again, too depressing. Probably because the men are all just not worth a dime and that's the premise of the entire book. It's kind of a Peter Pan story.The Innkeeper's Song
Peter S. Beagle
I kept thinking to myself, "come on, get with the story!
" I couldn't get in to it and it was a little disjointed also. Couldn't identify with any of the characters, nor care much about their plight.