Another year is almost over and in sometime people across the globe will be ringing in a new year. And as I sign up for challenges, make resolutions(another post), come up with lists, I ponder over the year gone past. This year has, like every other year, had its’ ups and downs. I choose to remember the wonderful moments it has given us and treasure them for what they are – memories that will bring a smile to my lips and to my heart years from now when they pop into my head!
For My Monday Musings post, I think – as I put in my challenges post – I think I love reading challenges just for the fun of them. Having them there pushes me to read and even if I do not meet them in the truest sense – read, review, post, and link back – I at least do one or two of these four steps for most of the books. The end result – I have read books I never expected to – and in the process discover new treasures and worlds.
My Top Ten Post for The Broke and the Bookish this week – top ten books for this year. Though I enjoyed way more than 10 books this year, I picked books across genres and time that I completed this year and loved.
Night Circus – This was a treasure to discover. I am definitely going
to read more books by Erin whenever she writes them!
and Prejudice –This book was on my TBR for as long as I can remember. Years
ago, I kept it aside at page 33 (many times actually) and not because I did not
like it, but it just happened. Now, I finally finished reading it this year.
on a String – delightful children’s picture book!
- Anna and the French Kiss – I finally read this book, yet to review here
but really enjoyed it.
- Inside Out and Back Again, along with ‘Love
and Leftovers‘ and ‘Gone
Fishing‘ – novels in verse that I loved reading.
Then There Were None – There is none other than Christie when it comes to
twists and turns in a story, and what stories she wrote.
Classics – What an idea! And how wonderfully executed in these books for
the littlest readers. Even a dozen words can tell a story and these books prove
Testing – It is the end of 2013 and I still haven’t gotten around to
reading ‘The Hunger Games’ but I am glad I read ‘The Testing’.
the World’s Languages – I love celebrating languages and this book does it
so well that I definitely recommend it to anyone and everyone who loves words.
- And so many more