New Year

So 2010 is nearly at an end and this is just a little reflection on the year gone by, so what has it brought. Well firstly it brought my darling baby son, now 8 months old, nearly crawling and getting ready to turn me grey over the next couple of years!!

He is the reason that my book count this year has been so low, 35 this year compared to 64 in 2009 and 2008, in 2007 the count was 74. I’m determined to change that this year so Im going to give myself a 50 book challenge. Will I manage it? Well I do hope so, I’d like to do a 75 or even a 100 book challenge but with 3 kids, a baby and 3 dogs to look after then I think that’ll be impossible.

So what did reading bring me in 2010, it started off with the christmas books, the usual selection from the kids, chick lit, books about poor abandoned dogs, I seem to have read quite a few vampire based books early in the year, then comes the usual list of crime, celeb biogs and comedies. A good year all in all.

As I’ve only read 35 books then I can only pick a top 3 reads for 2010 and they are (in no particular order)….

1. Living With Evil – Cynthia Owen   I’ve read a lot of abuse stories over the years and none had touched or shocked me as much as this one. It truly was horrific and Cynthia if ever you should read this, the admiration I feel for you is immense and I wish you well for the future.

2. Sh*t My Dad Says – Justin Halpern  This book was hysterical and unfortunately I could see me saying most of the things ‘Dad’ says, without the swearing of course!!

3. The Forgotten Garden – Kate Morton  This book was wonderful, it weaved back and fore in time which confused some people but not me, can’t wait to read more of Morton’s works.

There are a few others I would have liked to have included here but I could only give myself a top 3. Here’s to a better year in 2011 !!

Anyway, I hope you have a great 2011, I hope it brings you health, wealth and happiness.

Happy reading x

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