What I’ve Read So Far


I still plan to post my blog at the end of the year and list the books I read in 2013, but we’re nearly at the end of July and I decided to check my progress. So, here is a list of the books I’ve completed since the beginning of the year. I really wanted to support a lot of my author pals, and it looks like I did! Meanwhile, my TBR (to be read) pile grows higher and higher….

I counted 29 books. There were a few I couldn’t finish (if the writing was so poor or the typos so frequent that I couldn’t concentrate on the story, I simply stopped reading – but that’s rare). I’m almost done with “Amy and Isabelle” by Elizabeth Strout, and have three more I’m working on.

What have you been reading this summer? What book have you read this year that is most memorable?

8 thoughts on “What I’ve Read So Far

  1. Two of my favorite books, not seen on your list that I read, were Double Whammy but Gretchen Archer (Smith) and also The Love Wars by L. Alison Heller. Both were really great books for new writers. I also really enjoyed reading the Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls; sad and true but oh, so good. If I were to get a Kindle I know I would read more, but for e-books, sitting at my computer day and night is not good for already bad circulation, so I have not been reading too much at night. Enjoy your writings and blogs, etc. very much.
    Thank you.


  2. Love the list, Martha! I regret that I committed to read and post reviews for 52 books in 52 weeks – which sounded like such a good idea at the time – but is proving to be difficult in my busy life. I fear I’m going to come in around 40-45. Who woulda thunk it’d be hard to read a book a week? I’ve always read a book a week. What’s wrong with me in 2013? New book blog, I suppose. Still trying to figure out what all the fancy WordPress buttons do …


  3. My reading, sadly, is mostly blogs these days. Working 7 days a week all summer ( ewww, yuck, awful). But I enjoyed seeing your list. I like Wally Lamb so I might give that one a try. I wish you would post a little review or maybe just a rating so I would know which books might be worth my very limited time!


  4. Thanks, Lottie. Some books are fly-throughs, you know? We were watching “Monarchy” on Netflix, by that guy,. You know that guy. He’s very smart. Quirky. British! Ha! I think we made it past HenryVIII and then switched to “The West Wing.” Go figure! Back to it. Thanks for stopping by! xx


  5. That’s an impressive list Mrs! I’m still wading my way through the books on my ipad but am being held up by Irishman commandeering it for his own use. I’m currently reading A Short HIstory Of England by Simon Jenkins which is excellent. Amazing that he’s managed to be so concise and back it in to 304 pages. Definitely worth a read for anyone wanting to know more about England’s gory and turbulent past.


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