I’ve been really remiss in posting my reading updates lately. Partly it’s because I haven’t had much time to read. Holidays, a book to finish, a little vacation time, and other obligations have really killed my reading time (and desire, sadly). But, now the worst is over and the winter selections are rolling into the library, so it’s time to get back in the swing of things.
I don’t make New Year’s resolutions related to reading, but I did enter the Goodreads reading challenge again. I finished last year with 96 books and 33,534 pages read! Yowza. If you want to see how my year in books went, you can view it on Goodreads.
While I’m sure I’ll read a lot of YA and other fun stuff this year, I do want to challenge myself to read more non-fiction, classics, and other challenging works. I sometimes feel like I let myself coast and that’s not helpful for my reading skills.
The Library List
Happy as a Dane: 10 Secrets of the Happiest People in the World, by Malene Rydahl. This is a skinny little book that examines why Denmark consistently ends up atop those, “Happiest Places to Live” lists. I’m fascinated by Denmark and would really love to become an ex-pat living there someday. To that end, I enjoy learning all I can (including the Danish language), so this was of immediate interest.
Feversong, by Karen Marie Moning. This is the 9th and final book in the “Fever” series. I’ve enjoyed most of the series and I’m sad to see it end. It’s romance, adventure, paranormal and Irish mythology all rolled into one. The first five books are excellent. After that, the series got a little uneven, but never so bad as to drive me away. I have a feeling the conclusion is going to have some sad moments.