Last year, I did not have a goal set for the number of books to read in 2011. This is because I found out that I was pregnant right before Christmas and had no idea what that would do to my desire or ability to read. I did read 47 books (17 nonfiction and 30 fiction) during a year of a pregnancy and the first four months of having a newborn and three kids. Not too bad! I did not read some of the longer nonfiction books on my list to read, but I am glad I managed to read much considering how tired I was all year.
Best Nonfiction – Half the Sky by Nicholas Kristof
Best Memoir – Little Princes by Conor Grenan
Best Mothering – Loving the Little Years by Rachel Jankovic (one of the best books I have ever read. So full of wisdom. Short and to the point. I like it so much that I bought 8 copies to give away this year.)
Best Christian Living – Calm My Anxious Heart by Linda Dillow
Best Biography – Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
Best Fiction – I don’t think I read anything that I just loved, but I am going to say re-reading the Hunger Games series was my favorite. The first time I read them, I read them so quickly just to see what happened that I missed a lot of details and humor.
Most Hilarious – Heads You Lose by Lisa Lutz
My goals for reading in 2012 include: finishing the three half-read books on my night stand (maybe, they have been chores to read all year) and continuing to read and post reviews. I really appreciate book recommendations from others, and I hope some of you have enjoyed some from me, too.