Thursday, December 27, 2018

#mustreadin2018: Reading Goals or Bust


Thank you Carrie for continuing to graciously host our reading community. 

Okay.  So it wasn't a total bust.  I had set a goal for 40 books, because I turned 40 last year.  Actually, my 10 year old suggested it.  I thought it was brilliant, since in 2017 I read 30 books.  It seemed reasonable. 

And then some life happened.  I won't bore you with the details, since we are about the books here.  But we've made some great memories and had a lot of fun.  I've learned lessons along the way.  Even my Mr. stood in the kitchen last week and declared at 6:23 AM, "December is kicking our butts!"  But we take the good, the bad, and the ugly, and just keep moving forward. 

However, as of today, I've read 16 books. 
It's okay to giggle.  I did too a bit when I saw that. 

Here they are:


I loved all my reading for different reasons.  But I won't forget hopping behind my teenager as he finished Long Way Down, because I needed someone to talk to about this book!  Everybody Always was a timely read, and part of the reason why I didn't get to 40 books-more interruptions! 

Here is to 2019!  Happy Reading!


  1. I think we need to celebrate the books we read and the books we didn't because we are either enriching our lives through books or out there living. All is good! Thanks for being a part of the community!

  2. Oh I so understand the life getting in the way! I loved Long Way Down! That was one of those books that you need to read more than once because you are reading it so fast that you miss some important stuff!

  3. Life has done that to most of us at different times. I LOVE your story about Long Way Down. I felt exactly the same way, I wanted my wife to read it immediately. She said something about being busy, I don't remember. She did not really understand the urgency of my request until she finally did read it.

  4. It looks to me like you read an amazing collection of books even if you didn't finish as many as you intended. Life is like that with everything, right?

  5. You had some fantastic books even if the quantity wasn't what you expected. It's about the journey right?