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According to Goodreads, I read 129 books January-November, but I didn't finish six of them, and there were maybe another four that I started and so disliked that I just deleted them from Goodreads. So let's say 123 books. Anywho, some of them were marvelous! Anything I mention here I gave 5 stars.
1 star = I probably just deleted it. Unless the author is dead and won't have his/her feelings hurt by a 1-star review. (Sanctuary by William Faulkner fit this category. I read it for the Bestseller Puzzle Reading Challenge and absolutely loathed it.)
2 stars = also rare. I've pretty much stopped reviewing these books too, for reason above.
3 stars = I liked the book enough to finish it.
4 stars = I really liked the book and was spellbound by at least parts of it.
5 stars = I loved it and tore through it.
Let's start with fiction.
Favorite Recent Books:
And, if you yourself are looking for a good read (i.e., free from the library because it's old), my favorite older fiction books were The Godfather by Mario Puzo and Roots by Alex Haley.
Hmm... I seem to have read a lot of nonfiction this year.
For the true-crime lover:
For those dealing with fading brains in themselves or loved ones:
For WWII lovers:
For American history lovers:
Speaking of my stepfather, I already foisted this one on him, and he found it just as exciting as I did. It's got Comanches, mutual scalpings, kidnapped folks, horse tricks--what more could you ask for?
And because I always throw in adventure/survival...
I have no desire to be uncomfortable or climb even the nearest hill, but I sure like to read about it. Danger, freezing to death, crevasses, explorers...wonderful!
Oh, and I should mention that I got my fourteen-year-old daughter to read Elizabeth Gaskell's Wives and Daughters finally, and of course she enjoyed it. And my teenage son and I both liked this one:
Hope this helps!