Favorite Books Read in 2020

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Browse archives for February 10, 2021
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Holy crap! I’ve been using reading (especially gripping, escapist fiction) as a mental escape, self-care, and coping strategy the last few years, and that really ramped up in covid-19 stay-at-home pandemic times. I knew having 9 months of evenings at home (unusual for me) had increased my number of books read, but it wasn’t until Keep reading

Favorite Books Read in 2019

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Browse archives for February 2, 2021
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This year featured a lot more escapist fiction as personal and national and international news was rough! That said, I still read some really amazing “Literature” novels, and some of the more escapist fiction was fantastic as well. My record keeping was more sporadic. I logged about 70 books this year, but a lot of Keep reading

Favorite Books in 2018

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Browse archives for January 31, 2021
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Over 80 books this year, and most have been satisfying (helped along as I’ve been using escapist fiction as “self care,” an effective way to distract my brain. That means lots of fantasy, sci fi & authors I know I already love or continuing series, etc). It was also a year in which I discovered Keep reading

Favorite Books Read in 2017

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Browse archives for January 28, 2021
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This was a year in which I re-read some treasured books of yesteryear, along with reading new stuff. I haven’t done much re-reading in the last 10 years, mostly because I can be overwhelmed by the vast amount of amazing books waiting to be read. But it was such a joy to return to beloved Keep reading

Favorite Books Read in 2016

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Browse archives for January 26, 2021
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This was a really great year, finding myself wanting to list over half of the 66 books I read this year. But I’ll try to keep it manageable and just list the best of the best. “The Wake” by Paul Kingsnorth. Author has created his own language based upon Old English, but with changes to Keep reading

Favorite Books Read in 2015

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Browse archives for January 25, 2021
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Shoot. Forgot to compile my list in January. Let’s see how much I remember about my favorite reads of 2015: “Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe” by Benjamin Alire Sáenz This is a gorgeous gorgeous book. The economy of phrasing makes it all the more impressive how profound and big these ideas Keep reading

Favorite Books Read in 2014

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Browse archives for January 23, 2021
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2014 was a great reading year for me. Almost all of my 77 books this year were decent or better, so picking my favorites proved a harder task, as there were so many great reads. What a lovely “problem” to have. (Also, the 15 graphic novels this year really helped my book count *smile*) Here Keep reading

Favorite books read in 2013

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Browse archives for January 22, 2021
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Favorite books read in 2013 Here goes, the best things I read out of last year’s 76 books. “The Eyre Affair” “Lost in a Good Book” “The Well of Lost Plots” by Jasper Fforde:  Hands down favorite discovery of 2013. Delightful, whipcrack smart, very funny, clever, and some decent adventures, too. Literature cops, pet dodos, Keep reading

Favorite books read in 2012

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Browse archives for January 20, 2021
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Book recommendations from what I read in 2012 Overall, I was kinda underwhelmed by the 52 books I read this year. There were a handful of significant standouts (seen below) but also some real duds and slogs and unenjoyable messes. Seems every other book I read this past year was disappointing…so here’s hoping for a Keep reading

Favorite books read in 2011

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Browse archives for January 17, 2021
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Okay, this year’s rough total is 74 books (I used to be SO compulsive about keeping accurate track. Now I’ll spend a few weeks, here and there, not recording things. This is probably a healthy thing, actually. In any case, here were the best things I read this year: Set This House in Order  by Matt Keep reading