I've read 62 books this year, and am in the middle of the 63rd. I'm hoping I can get it finished by the end of the year. If not, I'd say that 62 is beyond respectable (and beats my 2008 record, which was 58!). I thought I'd share with you some of my favorites from this year:
Sister by Rosamund Lipton
The conversational tone of the writing was intriguing to me. It's told in letter/diary format from one sister to another. Bee is convinced that her sister, Tess, did not commit suicide. The story that follows is a crime drama that's not entirely typical -- which is right up my alley.
Bossypants by Tina Fey
If you can read this book without laughing out loud then you're not the kind of person I'm going to get along wish. Seriously, Tina Fey is brilliant and witty. My love for her was solidified during the episode of 30 Rock where she sings "working on my night cheese.." in a Snuggie. This is my future. But yeah, read this book if you haven't already done so.
Still Alice by Lisa Genova
This book broke my heart about a million times. It's a really beautiful, heartbreaking story told from the perspective of a woman who is diagnosed with Alzheimers. It absolutely hit a raw nerve in me, as my nanny suffered from dementia towards the end of her life. If you're looking for something light and fluffy, this is not the book for you. Be prepared to cry (unless you have no soul).
Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanna Collins
Okay, these books aren't the BEST in terms of the quality of writing. But they're fun, quick reads that keep you entertained. Katniss is pretty bad ass and not at all whiny and annoying like Bella from Twilight (yes, I've read all of those too. Twice). I want all of my friends to read it so that we can debate over GALE vs. PEETA.
For the record, it's Peeta FOREVA.
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
This is the first in a series that was written by Gabaldon. While some of them are more interesting than others, this is my favorite of them all. It's a sweeping, romantic saga that, at some points, is downright pornographic. Although, I think I've seen it described on goodreads as a "bodice ripper". Give it a read, it's long (they all are. some painfully so), but definitely enjoyable.