Friday, January 10, 2014

Amazing Reads: A Different Spin

This week's amazing reads post is going to give you some flashing back to 2013.

Only it won't consist of pictures or videos, but book titles.

A few years ago I found this meme by The Happily Ever After over at my friend Lisa's place and I've been participating ever since. Hang tight til the end of the post and I'll give you the links to previous years in case you're curious.

You know I finally got back to talking books a week or so ago when I tossed out a few titles on my to-read list for 2014, so I am really hoping that I have my reading (and writing about reading) mojo back. I also have a few fantastic book reviews coming up - not trying to flatter myself - the books have been fantastic, I hope you'll enjoy the reviews!

Anyway, without further ado, here's my reflections on the past year in books!

Describe yourself:

How do you feel:
bloom: finding beauty in the unexpected 
* Kelle Hampton

Describe where you currently live:
Lost in Suburbia
* Tracy Beckerman

If you could go anywhere where would you go:
The Long Way Home
* Mariah Stewart

Your favorite form of transportation:
Sing You Home
* Jodi Picoult

Your best friend is:
The Mermaid of Brooklyn
* Amy Shearn

You and your friends are:
* Julie Klam

What's the weather like:
Yesterday's Sun
* Amanda Brooke

What is life to you:
Beautiful Ruins
* Jess Walter

Favorite time of day:
I Just Want to Pee Alone
* Compilation of stories by some kick ass mom bloggers

Your fear:
Mind Without A Home
* Kristina Morgan

What is the best advice you have to give:
Don't Lick The Minivan
* Leanne Shirtliffe

Thought for the day:
Carry On, Warrior
* Glennon Melton

How I Would Like To Die:
The First Phone Call From Heaven
* Mitch Albom

My soul's present condition:
If You Were Here
* Alafair Burke
 And The Mountains Echoed
* Khaled Hosseini

My family is:
Happier At Home
* Gretchen Rubin

I linked up the titles I had reviews for an surprised myself with how many reviews I actually wrote over this past year. Pretty cool.

Here are my recap posts from previous years:

Reading with Redneck: 2012.

Reading with Redneck: 2011.

Reading with Redneck: 2010.

And I haven't fully updated 2013's list, but I do try to keep a full list of my reads over at Reading With Redneck.  Review links are posted there, as well.

So, tell me, which title on this post strikes you as most interesting? Enough so that you might pick up the book for yourself? Fill me in! And happy reading!


  1. What a great way to look back over the year.

  2. Okay, this is a really great and super creative way to look at your reading over the year. I LOVE IT!! You *KNOW* I love your book reviews and the fact that I know you have some coming up for us made me SQUEE out loud!! YAY!!! I love the way you write about books and I always know if you loved it, so will I!!

  3. don't like the minivan totally piqued my interest!

  4. I'm so impressed with all the good books you've read this year!

  5. After a year of John Adams, Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson, Don't Lick the Minivan sounds like a refreshing change of pace...and a lot more fun! Thank you for the list.


  6. wow, what a cool list! There aren't a lot of firsts in the blogosphere, but I can honestly say I have never seen that - great idea!

    Now I am off to see what's on your 2014 reading list!

  7. you inspire me to keep reading. thank you!


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