Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Library and book total for year

Last Thursdsy when it was 24° F outside and super windy we went to the library. It wasn't as scary to take three little boys as I had thought. Although, there was no one else in the children's section. We'll see if I'm singing the same song once I take them and there are children everywhere. 

I'm kind of a book snob. I turned down quite a few books that the boys randomly pulled off the shelf (there are a lot of junk children's books out there) and I directed them to series that I enjoy reading. We've been reading lots ever since. 

In the last week I've read 4 books. That brings my yearly total to 39. I feel like I should finish one more to make that 40.  Oh wait. I finished the Old and New Testaments (I'm not going to count the Bible as 66 books, but I think it deserves at least two books - it is long) and our yearly devotional. So, that brings me up to 42. :) 

42 total
4 books I didn't enjoy (2 by women 2 by men)
7 or 8 I hope to pull out again
14 fiction (4 of those from this week)
28 non-fiction 
14 female
28 male
11 older than 80 years (I need to read more old books) suggestions? 

I have one or two more I might finish.  I'll let you know If that happens. 


Ginger said...

I have suggestions on books more than 80 years older (of course!)- Stepping Heavenward (It is seriously one of the best books I have read ever; it convicts me every time.) Jane Eyre. Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm. And if you like a longer book with lots of Scottish dialect, George MacDonald's books.
Also way to go on your 42 books!

faith said...

I love stepping heavenward!! It was on my reread list this year, but I didn't get to it.

faith said...

I read Jane eyre last year. I've never read Rebecca of sunnybrooke farm. I'll add it to my list. I also want to read Rebecca. One of my least favorite books was a George McDonald this year...😁 I just can't seem to get into his stuff. Maybe I've tried the wrong books. All I have tried is the fairy tale stuff.

Ginger said...

I like the novels- ie What's Mine's Mine or Marquie of Lossie. Scott and I read alot of them growing up. Some abridged; some not. The unabridged take effort but are worth it.
We need to compare reading lists sometime.
Oh and another "not older than 80 years" book worth reading is Insanity of God- the most influential book I read this year.