As we round out the third week of the New Year, I have 2.5 books down and 72.5 to go. Yikes. I need to pick up the pace if I’m going to hit the 75 I signed up for this year. Here’s what I’ve read so far:
#1: Anne Frank’s Diary of a Young Girl, my first read of 2012, is a riveting read and makes me appreciate all that I have. 5 stars. Nuff said.
#2 was Stieg Larsson‘s Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. This was my second attempt to read it, and I almost gave up. The first 100 or so pages are brutal and slow. I’m glad I stuck with it because the mystery is complex and exciting, once it gets going. I wasn’t a big fan of the ending. I’ll leave it at that so I don’t include spoilers. 4 stars because of the complexity and enjoyment of the main mystery.
By the way, I’m not cheating on this reading challenge, you know, and picking short reads to help me hit the 75.
Book #3 is 11/22/63, Stephen King. This book is colossal. I’m on page 363 and loving it so far. I’ll keep you posted.
I’ve got several more books lined up for after 11/22/63 and am always interested in your recommendations (caveat – I read mostly mysteries, suspense, thrillers).