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27 books in 2015

December 29, 2015

At the end of 2014, after having just finished 32 books, I set my reading goal for 2015 to be 36 books. Three a month, which would be doable provided I stopped reading books that I hate. I accomplished neither of those goals this past year, but maybe 2016 will be different?

I read eleven books that I felt earned 4 stars, one book - The Pull of the Moon - that earned 5 stars, four I rated 2 stars, and four I rated 1 star. I read and finished four books that I hated, and another four that I very much disliked. I only gave up on two books; I should have given up on eight others.

Why do I not stop reading a book I'm not enjoying? More importantly: HOW do I build that skill? I'm going to start by putting a reminder on the inside of my Nook cover that if I'm avoiding the book before page 60 then I need to stop. Any other tips?

Friend me on Goodreads so I can follow what you're reading in the next year.

The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood We Were Liars by E. Lockhart MaddAddam by Margaret Atwood The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin The Passage by Justin Cronin The Time Between by Karen   White The Twelve by Justin Cronin The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell The Shelters of Stone by Jean M. Auel The Land of Painted Caves by Jean M. Auel The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks Cruddy by Lynda Barry  Island Beneath the Sea by Isabel Allende Another Life Altogether by Elaine Beale The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery The Lace Makers of Glenmara by Heather Barbieri Can You Keep a Secret? by Sophie Kinsella Abraham Lincoln by Seth Grahame-Smith A Density of Souls by Christopher  Rice The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes A Coming of Age by Timothy Zahn Battle Royale by Koushun Takami Letter to My Daughter by George Bishop Alice I Have Been by Melanie Benjamin The Pull of The Moon by Elizabeth Berg

Previous years: 32 Books in 20142013 in Books

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