At the beginning of 2016, I boldly stated my bookish resolution to read 50 books this year. It’s a pretty fair goal, considering I do work in the book publishing world and I’m surrounded by books. And yet, it can be hard to find time to read with conflicting calls on my time and attention.
But, working at a new publishing house in 2016 has given me a tasty new list of books to explore, plus I’m often commuting to work on the streetcar with time to read. At almost the half-way point of 2016 (wait, really?!) I’m doing pretty well in my goal.
So far I’ve dove into three fantastic mystery series: Meg Harris Mysteries by R.J. Harlick; Stonechild & Rouleau Mysteries by Brenda Chapman; and the Birder Murder Mysteries by Steve Burrows. You can find some of my reviews on my Goodreads profile.
It’s also fun to keep up with the “hot” books du jour, for instance, Amazon First Novel Award–winner 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl and much-buzzed-about The Nest.
Looking into fall, I’m sure I’ll be adding more big books from award shortlists and perhaps a few more nonfiction reads as well!