I got off to a slow start, reading wise, this year but I am almost on track for my 12 books per year goal.
I finally finished Fight Behaviour by Barbara Kingsolver. I had started it in August and I liked it, I just haven’t been in a reading mood for a while. Barbara Kingsolver is my favourite author and while it wasn’t my favourite book by her, I enjoyed it. It is about climate change and shifting migration patterns of Monarch butterflies but it is a novel and a story about a woman who is a mother and lives in a small town and is unhappy with her life but doesn’t know how to change it.
I borrowed a Kindle from work and read The Book Thief by Markus Zusak on the flight to and from Maui. I got through all but 12% while flying and I am pretty sure if Alice had slept one wink on the plane ride back, I would have finished it all. I really want to see the movie now, but I am not sure how it is not going to be completely depressing unless they change major plot points. It is narrated by Death about a little girl who lives with her foster parents in Germany during WWII. I don’t know if I have read another book from the German perspective of the War. Great book for people who love books and think they are special.
I have been reading a site called the Bloggess for a bit more than a year now and I have seen her book at Chapters and online so I thought I would pick it up. Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson. I finished it in a day and I was laughing out loud at so many parts. The parts about her childhood and her crazy taxidermist father were so funny, I was reading them aloud to Andrew. Her list of the 11 reasons why her childhood was more messed up than anyone else’s was one of the funniest things I have ever read.
So now, if I finish one by in 9 days, I will officially be on track for my self imposed reading goal for 2014 that has absolutely no consequences if I don’t meet it, other than I like ticking things off lists and I won’t get the satisfaction of ticking off books read.