Little known fact: reading is sexy. …And if this – indeed – be the case, then call me Cara Timberlake because I’m bringing sexy BACK!
So, how exactly did that happen in 2013? What was actually read (as in, completed)? And what top twenty books would I then beg you to read?
Number of books read: 89
Mode of reading: paperback (27), hardback (23), Kindle (22), Audible (17)
Worst book read: Fifty Shades of Grey. Yes, I read it all the way through. Yes, I cringed and wondered not necessarily how people could be so enthralled with the subject matter but how such a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad writer could populate the earth with a NY Times Bestseller.
Best book read: Pastrix. Ugh. Nadia Bolz-Weber gave me a boost of freedom to just be ME, the reminder to love the ugliest of sinners and the greatest of saints equally, and the grace to let my soul be embraced by the Jesus I love.
Book genres: Non-Fiction (21), Fiction (20), YA/Young Adult (10), Christian/spiritual memoir (20), Cookbooks/cooking memoir (12), Theology/academic (4), Poetry (1).
2014 reading goals: read more classics, more memoirs, and – in an effort to stay my young and perky ever-29 year-old self – more YA!
I now beg you, I implore thee to read the following books (all with five word definitions)…
Oh friends, the list is long, but the books were GOOD. Here’s to another year of bringing sexy back!
What was the best book and the worst book you read this year? How do you read most of your books, and what genre do you find yourself reading most of the time?