But last year, I started reading again, and remembered to get a library card. I started reading during the day....at work. It was that boring. I started out reading on my breaks. Then I even started reading at my cubicle in between helping customers. Sad, but true. Helped make the day go by a little bit faster. And no one cared as long as I was doing what I needed to be doing the rest of the time.
Then I started a new job and liked it....and wasn't bored. So I wasn't reading during the day, but in the evenings at bedtime. I would pick up a book or my Kindle (love that thing!) with every intention of just reading a few chapters...but most of the time I would stay up way too late and finish reading the book I just started at 2am. So books aren't always good for me.
But the books I read were fun - mostly light reading and fiction. I kept track of what I read this year better than I usually do on Goodreads. I started reading this year sometime in July - I don't think I read hardly anything before that. But from July to the end of 2013, I was surprised to find that I had read 47 books.
My favorite books of 2013 were:
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
- This was nonfiction that read like fiction and kept me interested even through the scientific parts, and it was set in Baltimore, so I enjoyed that part too.
Priceless: A Novel on the Edge of the World by Tom Davis- This was actually the second in a series and I hadn't read the first one but it was still good, as a stand-alone.
The Last Runaway by Tracy Chevalier
-Historical fiction about a Quaker and the Underground Railroad
Fatherless by James C. Dobson, Kurt Bruner
- Interesting book set in the year 2042..."FATHERLESS vividly imagines a future in which present-day trends come to sinister fruition." And I don't usually like sci-fi
And these series were fun: