This post is part of Top 10 Tuesdays, run by Jana from That Artsy Reader Girl.
I’ve read so many books that I’ve actually forgotten most of. I’m terrible for it. Sometimes I could read a book and forget it within a week, which is the main reason I’ve started a reading journal. Since I’ve kept record of my books I’ve been able to remember the stories, or been able to flick back through my notebook and recall.
Every year, I love seeing the little update that Goodreads sends you. It’s my favourite email from the early year, where I get to actually see what my reading year looked like, rather than guessing what it looked like. Goodreads really run through everything, but I do like to add on a little addendum myself.
Challenge criteria: A book you’ve read before that never fails to make you smile
In October 1843, Charles Dickens ― heavily in debt and obligated to his publisher ― began work on a book to help supplement his family’s meagre income. That volume, A Christmas Carol, has long since become one of the most beloved stories in the English language. As much a part of the holiday season as holly, mistletoe, and evergreen wreaths, this perennial favourite continues to delight new readers and rekindle thoughts of charity and goodwill.
Much as I love fiction, I do also love a little bit of non fiction from time to time. I admit, most of the non fiction books I read tend to be celebrity autobiographies. Even then, a lot of them are comedians. I’m not saying I have form, but yeah, I have form.
Some of these are a little based on the writer’s stand up routines, so you do need to keep in mind that if you’ve seen their shows it’s going to be more than a little familiar. If you’ve got a funny bone, you’ll really love these.
I grew up in the 90s and 00s, and a lot of my time then was spent reading series that would shape much of my outlook on life. One such series was The Baby-Sitter’s Club by Ann M. Martin.