My goal for this year is to read 52 books. One a week. I’m already behind. I blame Anna Karenina. No, really. I do. Not only is it a 900 page book, it’s a slow reading 900 page book. Don’t be put off by the story, though. It’s good. And worth reading and the time commitment, but don’t expect it to be a quick or easy read.
However, as of publish date I’m not finished with Anna Karenina. I have about a hundred pages to go.
This month, I’ve managed to read two whole books. I’ll try not to get depressed about that total. Before I had kids I could pretty much read two books a day. Thanks, Kids!
I finally finished Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card. It was a favorite of Big Daddy’s when he was a kid and it felt very Handmaid’s Tale to me, so if you liked that book (by Margaret Atwood) Ender’s Game may be worth trying out.
The Princess has Ender’s Game on her to-read list, but I’m not sure if she’ll like it. It was very violent and I don’t know if she’ll be able to relate to someone her age being charged with saving the world or the fact that he’s abandoned by his loved ones.
The girls and I also finished The Best Christmas Pageant Ever this month. We started it at Christmas and ran out of read aloud time. I was pleasantly surprised by this book. I’d never read it as a child, but it was a lot better than I expected it to be. Which made me happy.
Did you read any good books last month? If so, tell me about them. I’m always looking for new titles.
If you want to see a list of all my books read to-date, please check out my Books 2011 page.