Books I Love

All my life I have loved books.  One of my earliest memories was going to the Roseville Public Library with my best friend Stacey MacDonald for Library Story Hour.  We went every week and we loved it.  I remember learning that once you got into 1st grade you would learn to read.  I was so excited.  I couldn’t wait to go to school. 

Books, like the movies, have always been my great escape.  While I was growing up, I devoured books.  It didn’t matter what kind.  From the classics to mysteries to Stephen King horror, I love it all (except the cheesy Danielle Steele type romance novels).  

I guess I am a collector of books as well.  I can never seem to part with them, even the lowly paperback.  Although over time I have donated or sold several books, I always feel like I’m giving up a good friend.  It is hard for me to explain the feeling that I get when I’m in a bookstore, a library, or in my home, surrounded by my books.  It is a sense of comfort, like coming home.

Every year I keep a list of the books I've read.

2014 Books Read

  1. The Husband's Secret - Liane Moriarty
  2. Death In the Clouds - Agatha Christie
  3. Divergent - Veronica Roth
  4. Insurgent - Veronica Roth
  5. Allegiant - Veronica Roth
  6. Free Four - Veronica Roth
  7. Paris My Sweet:  a year in the cit of light (and dark chocolate) - Amy Thomas
  8. Sherlockian - Graham Moore
  9. Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Arthur Conan Doyle
  10. The Fault In Our Stars - John Green
  11. Wild:  From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail - Cheryl Strayed
  12. Home Sweet Anywhere - Lynne Martin
  13. Inferno - Dan Brown
  14. Walt Disney:  An American Original - Bob Thomas
  15. If I Stay - Gayle Forman
  16. 12th of Never - James Patterson
  17. Orange is the New Black - Piper Kerman
  18. The Glass Castle - Jeannette Walls
  19. The Invention of Wings - Sue Monk Kidd
  20. Outlander - Diana Gabaldon
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