goals for 2015.
52 Gratitudes 2015 | 1

30 new books in 2015 | january.


One of my big projects for the year is read 30 new books. It was such a huge success last year, and after receiving a Kindle Fire for Christmas, how could I not start over in 2015. Thirty new books may not seem like a lot to verocious readers but for me, who likes to re-read books, in particular series' of books, such as J.D. Robb's In Death series, thirty new books is a challenge. I came in just over the wire in 2014 so I knew 30 new books it would have to be for 2015, rather than increase the amount.

I'm off to a fine start:

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austin. I know. Really, I've never read it. And I can't believe how I was missing out. Simply amazing. Full of humor and fun and playfulness and I just loved it.

The Best Yes by Lysa Terkhurst. Spiritually based, but inspiring and so well-written I will be going back to this book as more a reference, self-help to those time when I need to know whether to say Yes or No.

Hazardous Duty by W.E.B. Griffin. A Presidential Agent novel (and I'm betting the last) as this was a slap-stick novel, in line with the silliness and craziness of M*A*S*H. Lots of 'returning to previous novels for an update' which is great if you hadn't already read the series but gets tiring after awhile. The would-be story line is acceptable if the presidents agent would ever get to the heart of the mission but I think that was the point of the novel - doing everything possible not to complete the mission - in the most round about way possible. Did I like the book? Sort of. It definitely was a slap-stick novel with similarities to M*A*S*H. Would I have preferred an actual Presidential Agent storyline? Definitely - because I like the character and his gang of Merry Men.

It's Not About Me by Max Lucado. Typical Max book. But, still very good.