*edit: I accidentally deleted the book log pics and had to recreate them so now you get a sneak peek in to what I’ve read so far in 2016!
Here is the somewhat pitiful list of books I read this past year! I honestly think I forgot to write a few of them down because it really seems like there should be more here. There is even a gap in the list where I must have meant to go back and record a few more but never did. This year I’ve spent so much time knitting that it has taken a toll on my reading. I’d never attempted to read and knit at the same time until this December. I was so hooked on Ready Player One that I actually figured out a way to prop up the book on the arm of the couch so I could knit and read at once!
I started keeping a reading log back when I was in the 7th grade. My best friend, told me about her grandfather, Charles Yelton–he had VOLUMES of books filled with lists of what he had read over his life time. It was an amazing thing to get to look back on, and I decided to start keeping a log like him. When I was in college I lived through a dorm fire that burned up the log I’d kept for nearly ten years (among other things). I managed to keep another log for 8 years or so when I accidentally returned it with some library books and it got thrown away (despite the fact that I had all my current contact information in it). The moral of this story is that maybe I should also keep a digital copy of my dang book list from here on out!
The last book I started reading in 2015 was The Tale of HillTop Farm. I am still eating it up! It is the first book in a series of not-so-scary mysteries based on the characters of Beatrix Potter. As a kid I LOVED her stories, especially the Tale of Two Bad Mice (which is especially funny given my current affinity for dolls!) I still have about 30 pages left and I look forward to reading the whole series. Other than those, my current reading is this stack of gardening books!
What was your favorite book of 2015? What are you looking forward to reading this year? Do you keep a book log? Comment and let me know!