Before the year recap, let's see what, if any, reading was done in December!
2016 Reading Challenge
6. A book that received bad reviews
9. A favorite book from your childhood
21. A NY Times best seller
27. A popular author's first book
29. A book by someone with the same first name as you
24. A book set during Christmas time
Let It Snow! by John Greene, Lauren Myracle, and Maureen Johnson
Papa & I read this book to each other aloud - taking turns with each story. These three stories are intertwined about what happens to a few groups of teenagers who get stuck in an epic snowstorm. While each story has it's own specific cast of characters, some overlap and in the end all come together in a cute little Christmas bow. It's a Young Adult book that is full of love and spirit. This is the second or third year we have read it during December and is definitely an ongoing "tradition". Four out of five stars.
25. A funny book
Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol by Tom Mula
Have you ever wondered what the backstory of Jacob Marley was? Did Jacob Marley ever find peace and redemption? Well, author Tom Mula can fill in the blanks for you in this book! It's a stretch to consider this criteria for #25 but it actually is quite comical and well written. Another book we read yearly here. Four out of five stars.
End of Year Recap
Well, as you can obviously see, I didn't quite finish my reading challenge. But, I am completely okay with this! I found the time to read 40 books last year - as my GoodReads (completed!) reading challenge tells me. I expanded my horizons and even tried a couple of new genres.
I am calling this (mostly) successful.
I'm not sure what my plans are yet for this year. I haven't decided if I am going to attempt another challenge or just read "x" number of books.
Either way, you can bet on me doing a LOT of reading for 2017.