Today I meshing Day 2 and 3 together since they both have to do with reading. As usual, links are not sponsored.
Day 2: – 5 Popular Books Worth the Hype #AMonthofFaves2016
I’m going to mix books from this year and in the past that have been hyped that have been fantastic, in my opinion.
Read This Year
+The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
+Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert
Day 3: This Is How We Read #AMonthofFaves2016 – eg. Number of books read so far, genre you read the most from, picture of favorite (or most often used) reading location, most read author, % eBooks, hardcovers, paperbacks and/or audiobooks, hint at what your favorite read of the year is (let us guess), types of books you wish you read more of, month you read the most and least)
My word for this year was ‘Read’ and read I did. It was the first 8 books of the Babysitters Club series that I received in 5th grade for Christmas that catapulted me into a life long love affair with reading. I mean, I read some before that but not like I did after that series. Over the years I’ve had periods where I didn’t read as much and I always felt like I was missing something, only to realize later it was that I wasn’t reading. I started off hiking on the AT trying to listen to audiobooks but that didn’t work for me and I finally gave in and opted to just carry a dang book, extra weight be damned! Most of the time they were cheap dollar store reads but sometimes they were more substantive books.
I’m primarily a give-me-an-actual-book reader but this year I’ve embraced reading on the Kindle app on my phone as well as listening to audiobooks—they just have to be sped up a bit. As for reading location—there’s a location? I will read anywhere. I love cracking open a new hard cover but paperbacks are wonderful, too. I plan on doing a more thought out review of what I’ve read this year here in a few weeks so I won’t elaborate much more now on some of these topics. My most read author ever is definitely (outside of Ann M. Martin and her gang of babysitters) Lucy Maud Montgomery. I have read pretty much every book she wrote. I’ve also read a lot of J.K. Rowling, Philippa Gregory, Francine Rivers, and Diana Gabaldon. As for genres, I like historical fiction both for adults and YA, non-fiction across various subjects, and other fiction.
How about you? What can you recommend to read that fit the literary hype?