Frankly not much did not go right for me regards 2013. I’m putting it behind me, working on my faith for ever better things to come, and highlighting on a positive before I let 2013 go. I read some really good books (well, at least I thought they were –ignores negative reviews on them–). Some of them were quite long for me, but the stories were so captivating the length didn’t matter. I love when that happens! If anyone is interested in my full list, that’s on my 2013 bookshelf. Some of the best from that list included:
Best Christian Fiction Series:
#1) This series about a rag-tag prayer group has been one of comfort. No matter how much time passed, I could pick up the next one and just read.
#2) Canadian West series: I read this series for a few reasons: a) I was given the last book and wanted to see what happened before reading the gift; b) preparing for the Hallmark series [even though I know it’s different on-screen, I already appreciate both for what they are] c) C is for Canada [fascinating in its own right] d) it’s another Janette Oke series…enough said. I devoured them all rather quickly.
3) Runner-up: Daughters of the Promise series by Amy Clipston (I also follow her in social media…another nice author)
Best YA/Children’s Lit:
#1) I’ve listened to John Green for a while through his YouTube posts and this book was on my TBR list for the longest. Heard the hype, and was determined not to get sucked into it. But, I really liked the story…it was so touching even if I predicted certain things.
#2) Runners-up: Number the Stars by Lois Lowry (it seems anything she writes touches the soul deeply) and the Divergent series (because of one word: Four!).
I’m usually not into audiobooks, but this author could read the phone book and make it sound like the most interesting story in the world. I was entranced with this story and it’s stayed with me. I look forward to catching up even more with this author’s books, preferably in audiobook format.
A toast of hot chocolate to the above books, and here’s hoping for more good ones in 2014!