Every year, I tell myself I’m going to do better at keeping a list of books I’ll read during the upcoming months. Every year, I behave myself–for about a month or two. Shame on me. Although I list virtually everything I read on Goodreads and Shelfari, neither supply me with a reliable list of what I’ve read. For instance, the Goodreads list includes only six titles. Six! I know I read more than that–even if I can’t remember them all.
So, instead of having a wonderful division of books by genre, fiction/nonfiction, devotional, and writing manual, I’ll just have to wing it. What’s bothering me about “winging it,” however, is that I recently rearranged my bookcase, which means that some I read this year are filtered among the ones I’ve read in the past and now I don’t remember which is which.
Just an FYI: in my humble opinion, the gift of a good memory was wasted on elephants.
Even though I can’t list all the books I read in 2014, I can list the ones that made an impression on me for one reason or another. Although I know I read some nonfiction books and some writing manuals, most of the books that impressed me were fiction.
With the exception of this one.
My favorite Bible Study/Devotional was Children of the Day, 1st and 2nd Thessalonians, by Beth Moore. Of course, I love anything Beth Moore does, so this isn’t really a surprise.
Favorite literary fiction novels–tied between two:
Favorite Mystery/Suspense (also favorite book by a mainstream author):
There were several that I enjoyed, but these topped the list. Maybe in 2015, I can actually keep my promise to myself to keep track of the books I read during the year.