It was only maybe two years ago that my reading really started picking up. I have always been a huge reader, from childhood and on. There have definitely been seasons of reading in my life, where I have read more or less then other times. College was a time of less for fun reading. Who has time for that when you’re studying and attending classes. I will say that I loved college, and I loved most of my classes, so a lot of that reading was semi-for fun. Probably close to three years ago I started using Goodreads to keep track of my books, what I’ve read and what I wanted to read. Goodreads also does a book challenge and every year I’ve totally failed. Getting really sick with Phillip, having him, surgery, moving, adjusting, deployment….yeah, the last two years were just terrible in the reading department. This year I’m well ahead of schedule and I shouldn’t have low-balled my challenge number but I did. So right now I just finished book number 38 of 50, and I don’t see myself slowing down anytime soon. Make sure you check out my previous post for the first 19 books on my list.
There have been some good books in this group here and most of them I have reviewed here on the blog. You can find the review for one of my top five of this grouping, The Soldier’s Newfound Family, on group blog and online community, Fancy Little Things. You can also find some of the books from this year’s challenge on my summer reading list picks over at The Homefront United. Make sure to check those out if you’re looking for some good books to read or add to your ever growing list. If you don’t use Goodreads I’m telling you that you are missing out. It changed my life…well, as far as my reading life goes. But seriously, it changed my life. And, as always, you can check out my bookshelf tab up top or find me on facebook and ask me anything!!
What are you reading right now? Do you have a reading challenge you participate in? Do you have a favorite summer reading book, or books?