This month's selections ...
by Mindy Kaling
I'm still not sure how I feel about youngish people writing memoirs. But Mindy Kaling has two out. And they are both good. I think I prefer her first one, but this one was full of laughs and good lessons as well. She has a lot of fun stories to tell, and I would definitely enjoy hanging out with her.
I haven't read this since I was a pre-teen, so I decided it was time to break it out again. And the Christmas season felt like the appropriate one. It's interesting all the things I picked up now that I didn't back then. It was still an emotional read ... maybe even more so than it was when I was younger.
Blog Reader Rec
I actually didn't get to one of these this month.
I got sidetracked and forgot.
Melanie Shawn is one of my auto-buys and auto-reads. And it was fun reading two sports romances since that's the genre I'm writing/editing at the moment.
My reading progress:
These were my top five favorite reads from this past year:
And now it's 2016.
Looking ahead to this new year, I've set my book goal at 75. I don't think that will be a problem since I nailed that number in 2015 even with everything else going on.
I'm not going to put as many restrictions on my categories and genres. Doing three required categories each month was very hard. And after a while, it felt like a chore instead of reading for pleasure. This year, I've decided that each month, I'll read a book that was made into a movie. And then, of course, I'll watch the movie and compare them.
Beyond that, I'm just going to read whatever I want.
What did you read and love last year?
What are your reading goals for the year ahead?