Tuesday, February 3, 2015

January Books.

I have a goal to read 75 books this year. That's a lot more books than I typically read in a year. I had high hopes about it and now, at the beginning of February, I'm a little nervous about it. I read three books in January. Whoops! Hopefully I'll begin to pick up the pace a bit!

The first book I finished was To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Admittedly, this was a Book Club selection from months ago, but I didn't finish. {That's par for the course with me when I've read a book club selection before.} This is likely the 20th time I've read the book and it was still just as beautiful. I love this one. It's definitely a must-read. {My Facebook news feed is BLOWN UP today by the news of her sequel coming out. I'm torn on it. On the one hand, HOW AWESOME IS THAT!? And on the other hand, I've really been done with this story in my mind for 15 years. I don't want to say I hope it's done "right," because she's written it - it's not a finishing by someone else - I just...I don't know. I will absolutely read it, no question.} {5 stars}

The second book was one called In Your Dreams by Kristan Huggins. I loved this one as well. It's a romance, lovey-dovey book with a pretty good plot. If you're not a literary snob {no judgments here if you are!} you probably won't like it, but if you're like me and need a little easy reading every once in a while it's worth it. The characters were lovely and not predictable, the plot was not formulaic like a lot of romance {*cough* Nicholas Sparks *cough*}, and it's part of a series so you can continue on with the characters if you're interested. I enjoyed it! {3.5 stars}

The third book was Will's FIRST chapter book. We read Bedknob and Broomstick together {with James, too} at nap time the past few weeks. At first I thought he wasn't going to be able to listen, but he DID. I'm not sure he could tell you the character names or what it was about, but he enjoyed it. I liked the story, but it is VERY different from the Angela Lansbury movie version. The boys and I are going to have a movie night soon to watch. We've moved on to another chapter book now and Will is REALLY enjoying it. I'm so excited about being able to read to James again for more than just while Will bathes at night! {3 stars}

I have a LOT of books in the works right now {yes, this is why it takes me a sweet forever to finish one, but I can't help myself!}. Hoping to speed it up! I'm 4 behind on my pace! What are you reading?

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