Good Sunday to you, and Happy Forth of July and Happy Belated Canada Day to those in the US and Canada. I’m late again. Spent last evening reading for Under The Midnight Sun and this morning on the beach with other beach naturalists. The weather, after a sunny 80 degree Saturday, was grey and cool until about 2:00. By that time the tide had turned. The beach was very quiet, few visitors and the ones that were there had perfect beach etiquette. This kind of low tide day is a respite for the animals, that’s a good thing.
As it is midway through 2011, I thought I would check up on my reading. So far I’m below my normal count for the first six months the year but I’ve been reading fairly long, somewhat intense novels for the last few months. I have managed to stay caught up on my challenges, though I drop a couple I lost interest in and added a few personal challenges of my own.
The thing I find most interesting about the books I’ve been reading is the fact that what I consider “5 Star” reads have been few and far between. Is that because I’ve read fewer books or am I becoming more judgmental as I age?
My favorite books so far, with links to my reviews:
Agaat:a Novel by Marlene Van Niekerk
Annabel by Kathleen Winter
Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin
Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
Kamchatka by Marcelo Figueras
How about you? Are you meeting your reading goals for the year? What are some of your favorite books read in 2011?