The Reading Experiment

Another year is coming to a close, bringing to an end another goodreads challenge.  I fell short of my 50 book reading goal, but as they say, “So many books, so little timjourneye.”down

2015 was my year to experiment with contemporary women’s fiction.  Lots of Debbie Macomber, Elin Hilderbrand, and Kristin Hannah.  But there was also Go Set A Watchman, by Harper Lee, The One-Hundred Foot Journey by Richard Morais, and How It Went Down by Kekla Magoon.  It was a great year for books, especially when we heard that print books were on the rise again.  I have nothing against eBooks (actually, I love audiobooks), but would be sad if print books were to decline or disappear.

My challenge for 2016 will be at least 50 books read, with an emphasis on young adult fiction, classics, and genres I would rarely consider for reading enjoyment.  I have also signed up to complete 2,016 miles in 2016 through Run the Edge.  All those miles might mean more books audiobook listening time, don’t you think?

Merry Christmas and happy Reading!


Winter Stroll

My first Elin Hilderbrand book was Winter Street, her 2014 release about coming home for the holidays.  Five Hilderbrand books later, I suppose it could be said that I am a fan.

Known as the Queen of the beach novel, Elin Hilderbrand’s books are usually set on the island of Nantucket, usually take place during the summer months, and are usually spiced with delicious offerings of gourmet dishes.  They are easy and entertaining reads to be sure that despite their tranquil surroundings, tell tales of characters in the crossroads of a major life change.

Winter Street (2014); Silver Girl (2011); Blue Bistro (2006); The Rumor (2015); The Matchmaker (2014) are now on my Goodreads list of books.

Winter Stroll, Hilderbrand’s sequel to Winter Street was released two weeks ago.  I wait patiently for it’s arrival through my library.

Read More

A fewRead more days ago, I was cleaning the house and found an ages-old goals list.  The page was crumpled, the writing barely intelligible, but my eyes zeroed in on number three on the list.  Read more.  Continue reading “Read More”