Last several months I’ve been too busy to write much of anything, for the most part I’ve had my nose buried in one book after another. The goal this year was to read one hundred books in 2014, confession time I didn’t make that goal. As of this post, I’ve read fifty books this year. So, I’m resetting the goal for 2015 for one hundred books and I’m comfortable stating that I’ll meet that goal next year.
So, here are the remainder of the bad, the good, the grand, and the fabulous books for the remainder of 2014.
While no book is truly bad, even those I find incomprehensible and wonder how they were ever accepted for publication, I consider a book “bad” when I cannot finish it and put the book down before the end of the first fifty pages.
There is one exception, , I read more than fifty pages of this one. To be honest, I just didn’t care about a single character in the story enough to continue to read it any further. It wasn’t poorly written or suffered from incomprehensible settings, I just didn’t like anyone in the book.
Good books for me are those that hold my attention but aren’t page turners that keep me up all night or I wake up early to finish. That being said, these are all authors I’d read again and enjoyed.
Robin Maxwell is the one author I’m on the fence about. The book was good but it irritated the snot out of me at the same time. It is the first book I’ve read by her and so I will undoubtedly give her another shot but so far, she is my least favorite historical novelist.
Grand books are written by authors that have never let me down and who I know I can count on to give me a great story that engrosses me and keeps my attention.
Fabulous books are those tried and true authors that make you stay up all night reading, books that have interesting characters and well thought out stories behind them.
I’m back into the groove of devouring books and I don’t anticipate that changing in the near future. Once the holidays are behind us, audio books while I stitch and reading at night while hubby games or watches science shows that bore me to tears. I have to give a huge thank you to Scribd for helping me rediscover my bookworm ways. New authors and books I would have ignored in favor of authors I knew wouldn’t let me down. There is an app for all my devices, no losing pages from one device to another, and it now includes audio books as well for a meager nine bucks a month. Ok, it isn’t yet a rival for Audible for audio books but it may very well be by this time next year.
Now, excuse me but I need to finish catching up on overdue blog posts so I can get back to reading!