Time to do a rewind and go through the books I read last year to pick my top reads. I LOVE doing this because it also lets me (during my review) to see what I read in the past year.
I can tell it wasn't a huge reading year for me-I think I read 1/3 of the books I usually do. Here's the books that topped my reading list though.
So here we go.
Love this author and her mysteries set in 3 Pines, Quebec
Adored this and the sequel listed below. Can't wait for book 3 coming in 2013.
Not the best book in this series, but the ending was fantastic. Can't wait for May until the next book is released.
I liked this autobiography a lot. I think because it wasn't linear. Decided I have a hard time reading linear books.
These books are always fun and I read 2 last summer. This was the best of the 2. A good laugh.
A surprisingly fun read.
Really good mystery fiction.
I think my number one recommend for last year. A superb book. Memorable. Stays with you. Wow!
Kind of too linear for me-I have yet to complete it. But it is well written and I love Julia Child. What a life this woman had.
Arts and Crafts-
I only bought a few art books last year.
I did reread a few that I had.
After awhile they seem to say the same thing and don't really speak to you the same way.
Not that I didn't pick up some good ones, just not a lot of great ones.
And I certainly found a few ideas in them even if I didn't find much to knock my socks off, as the cliche says.
You can see, I was back into knitting.
Oh yeah-this book I really liked.
A really well done book-especially if you're like me- in love with textile arts but not trained formally in design and layout.
Very fun AND informative
I love a good travel book and this is a great one.
Another area I cut back on.
This book isn't really unique but it is a great assortment of regional American dishes. Martha always puts together a nice book.
Oh yes, fabulous and original ice creams. I highly recommend this if you like to make an occasional pint or quart.
So one of my goals for next year is to try to read more. It has been a goal for the end of this year too and I have been working on that. I just need to remind myself to read-been so many other exciting things going on in my life.
So we're having a nor'easter today.
Speaking of a good day to sit in and read.
Will be curious to see how much snow we end up with-
now that winter is here to stay I guess.
A good day to stay in and try to knock this never ending head cold-
I am ready for some healthy vacation time.
Back with more tomorrow.
Have a great Thursday and thanks for dropping by.