In 2018 I invited characters from twenty seven stories into my life. Some I hated, some I loved and some made me feel like I was losing a friend when I turned the last page. My life was enriched because I started reading again. I went into the year with no other goal than to use my Book of the Month subscription so I suppose you could say my goal was to read 12 books. I LOVE my subscription and credit it for uncovering my old childhood love of reading.
Going into the last week of the year I was reading The Clockmaker’s Daughter by Kate Morton and the characters were under my skin. So much so that I said to my friend at a concert, “I can’t stop thinking about my characters!” Obsessive much? Yes, totally.
Here are my top 3 of 2018 which all happen to be from my Book of the Month subscription:
My favorite book of the year because I was obsessed with the story BEFORE it made me gasp out loud with a twist I truly did not see coming. It is likely my most recommended book.
I loved the grit of the main character, there was a love story, some complicated family matters and the character that stole the story and fed into my new found love of travel was Alaska. Hard to read at times but oh so good.
I loved the depth of this story as it took time to follow the main character through his life span in an Ireland that changed as much as he did through the decades. It was a beautiful story in an unconventional way and is not for everyone but it was for me.
I’ve dusted off my old Good Reads account and have set a goal of 30 books I hold in my hand read in 2019. My plan is to rate and review over there on a regular basis. I’ve rated all my books from 2018 in case you are looking for something to read.
My hope is to post recommendations on the blog every quarter so stay tuned! At least 12 of my 2019 books will come from my subscription, some will come from my book club at work and then the others will come off my to be read shelf.
I’ve rated all my books from 2018 over at Good Reads in case you are looking for something to read.
And, if you are a reader and haven’t tried Book of the Month, you really should. This in no way is a sponsored post, I just love it that much and credit it for uncovering my old childhood love of reading.