I did NOT read all the books on my list. Granted, I had a huge list. I read 10 of the 40 books I listed. I read 9 additional books during that timeframe. So basically, I read half the number of books I expected to read, but only 1/4 of the books that I picked. I really enjoyed picking books that I was going to read for the challenge. Part of the reason some of them didn't get read, is that they weren't readily avaialable. I didn't make it to the library as frequently as I thought I would. I also picked some of the books that were more of a "challenge" for me, and I found that I couldn't read them as quickly as I normally do. Or I couldn't get the motivation up to start them (or continue). I've discovered that I need a good mix of "edifying" reads and "pleasure" reads.
I think my favorite books that I read this fall were the Queen of Babble books by Meg Cabot. I've read a few of her other books, and I just really enjoy her style. I ended up listening to these on audiobook, and I also really like the person who read the books. I've been through a lot the past few months, and I found that I needed fun, upbeat, light books that could distract me. Not to say that these books were "fluff", because they weren't. One of the reasons that I love to read is because I can "escape" into the story.
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I read the following books from my list:
- Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell
- Scarlett, Alexandra Ripley
- Calico Palace, Gwen Bristow
- The Husband, Dean Koontz
- The Cat Who Could Read Backwards, Lilian Jackson Braun
- Queen of Babble, Meg Cabot
- Little Lady, Big Apple, Hester Browne
- Fearless Fourteen, Janet Evanovich
- Salvation in Death, JD Robb
- The Pagan Stone, Nora Roberts
I also read the following books that weren't on my original list.
- Queen of Babble in the Big City, Meg Cabot
- Queen of Babble Gets Hitched, Meg Cabot
- Midnight, Dean Koontz
- Tribute, Nora Roberts
- A is for Alibi, Sue Grafton
- Candy Cane Murder, Joanne Fluke
- The Danger of Candy Canes, Laura Levine
- Candy Canes of Christmas Past, Leslie Meier