The books I'm currently reading and have already finished this year. Also my 'slow reads', books I read slowly in order to savour them.
A long list of books I already own because at some point I have decided that I want to read them but have not yet done so.
Some of the Kindle books I read in 2013.
Some of the books I read in 2011.
A book that truly touched my heart as I read it and has given me a much more empathetic view of those called to parent children with disabilities.
I love reading. I particularly love reading books. Blogs and websites and short documents are fine, but they cannot compare to the pleasure of reading a good book.
Aside from a general preference for books, there are many reasons why I read. Why I am reading not only influences what I choose to read but also how I read it. Some books are read slowly from cover to cover, others are skimmed, some are dipped into as the mood takes me, and then there are the reference tomes that are only read in small bits as required.
The books I read in 2005.
A few years ago I began a challenge to read 1001 poems in 1001 days. Unfortunately I did not complete the challenge within that time frame but it did start me on a good habit of consuming a poem or two for breakfast and sometimes also for lunch or a snack in the evening. I like to savour each poem so one or two at a time is plenty for me. I do find that reading poetry is good to slow me down and help me to ponder the meaning and impact of the poet’s words.
I read a lot of fiction in 2016, particularly fantasy novels (the entire 'Wheel of Time' series and started 'Game of Thrones'). The Luminaries was an excellent book that had been sitting on my shelf for over a year before I was game to dive into such a thick tome.
For non-fiction, the self-help books ranged from complete garbage through to outstanding.
Some of the books I read in 2015.
The books that I read in 2012.
Some of the books I read in 2010, I’m sure there must have been more than this but I can’t find the rest of the list!
The books I read in 2009.
There are a finite number of hours in my life, and only a limited number of books that I can read, here are the ones I read in 2008.
Books I read in 2006.
The books I read in 2004.