I have several blog friends that write a recap of the books they read at the end of the year.
When I saw this last year I loved it and made a promise to myself that I would do it.
And now a year later I am keeping my promise to myself.
I'm not good at recapping stories and feel that it gets a bit repetitive, so I just included the amazon link which will include a synopsis of the book and then my 2 cents on that book.
Here are the books I read in 2010:
First I finished the Twilight series:
As I've stated before I'm never one to back down from a good pop culture fad. So I couldn't let the popularity of Twilight pass by without me reading the books. And I fell hook, line and sinker. I got sucked into the story lines and enjoyed both the books and movies. No, they are not the best literary work, in fact they are pretty poorly written and I think the movies make it evident, HOWEVER I'm still a fan and enjoyed the books.
This book was soooo good and SUCH a tear jerker. In fact while reading it there were times when I had tears streaming down my face. I'm not talking about a couple of sniffles, but absolute tears rolling down my face. I recommend this book to everyone. It's not just a fluff story, but one that will stir your heart and get you thinking about your life and what impact you have in life.
In March Luke and I went on a cruise and I read the next 3 books while on a cruise. They are your typical fiction "fluff" books and were perfect for a light read while laying out in the sun.
I LOVED these books. Very light, easy, and entertaining reads. I could read these again and be entertained just as much as I was the first time. I loved the story line of both books and was surprised by the "spin" that happened in the 2nd book. I would recommend these books.
Eh. I don't really have much to say about this book. I've heard it said before that Nicholas Sparks uses the same formula for every book and it is so true. I was pretty bored through most of it and thought it was predictable. I wouldn't recommend this book.
I read this book because I read Angie Smith's blog and love it (one of the first blogs I read). To be honest, I don't remember much about the book. It was extremely sad, but her faith is amazing.
I'm always a Beth Moore fan. I will read anything she writes and have never been disappointed. This book caught me off guard because it really pinpointed some areas in my life where I have insecurity, but I never recognized as insecurity before. Sounds a bit strange but its what I got out of the book. I really do think all girls/women should read this book.
This book was the first book for a blogger book club so I decided to go ahead and read it.. I read this book in record time and couldn't put it down. It was a good book, but I couldn't put it down because I HAD to find out what happened in the end. It is a definitely page turner. This is a book I will probably re-read in the future.
by J.K. Rowling
I started reading the Harry Potter books at some point this year. I had big plans to have them finished by the time the last movie came out, but that just didn't happen. I'm currently in the middle of the 5th book. I WILL get them done before the final installment of the last movie comes out. I absolutely love them, but I have yet to meet a person who has read them and didn't like them. They really just amaze me, I can't believe that J.K. Rowling has all of that information just chilling in her head. I really can't wait to finish the series. I have so many questions I need them answered.
And then of course the following books have taken up a lot of reading time:
These books have been helpful and very informative. I will probably recap them more once I recap all pregnancy related items.
So those are my books for 2010. I was actually quite a bit embarrassed when looking over this list. I didn't focus a lot on my spiritual growth this year and it is definitely evident in my books. However that is something I plan to change in 2011. To be honest there for awhile I only read spiritual growth books and I just got a bit burnt out. But I will discuss that more in my 2011 goals.