I’m still taking some time to look back on how my reading year was in 2019. January is the perfect month to do so – after all, the god the month is named after could look backward and forward.
I spotted this lovely tag on Jess’ book blog, but it was created by Laura from The Book Corps. I just had to take part in it, too. What a great, and comprehensive, way to look back over how the year went for you and your bookshelves.
When we think back on the year that’s passed, it’s important to think about the triumphs and the turmoil. I’ve already run through my favourite books of last year, but I’m also going to discuss the books I maybe didn’t love, too.
2019 Reading Challenge Criteria: A book published posthumously.
At the age of thirty-six, on the verge of completing a decade’s training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer. One day he was a doctor treating the dying, the next he was a patient struggling to live.
This post is part of Top Ten Tuesday run by Jana from That Artsy Reader Girl.
The start of a new year is always really exciting for me. It’s the time my waiting is finally over, and some of the books I’ve been looking forward to are inching closer to publication. There are several books I’m really excited for in 2020. We really are being spoiled for choice with this selection.
To slightly paraphrase the philosopher Joey Tribbiani, Christmas is a time for giving and receiving and having and sharing. For me, it’s for sure a time of books. I take part in a couple of Secret Santa swaps every Christmas, and there’s also the chance to stock my shelves up thanks to the vouchers from my parents. Of course, I also treat myself to a final payday of the year treat.
At Christmas I was pretty fortunate to receive some really great books. I even found some books I’ve been waiting to read all year. Seems my family and friends know me incredibly well.