Good Books Read – Dec 2012

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It has been 6 months since I have updated you on Good Books I have read lately.I didn’ read too much this fall, but I have started reading more lately.  One of my most favorites lately is After by Amy Efaw. It is a book about a teenager who threw her baby in a trash can.  No one knew she was pregnant.  She had even convinced herself that she wasn’t pregnant.  The theme of “fear can make you do anything” is one of my favorite themes for a book.  This one was a home run.

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I really enjoyed Quinn Cummings book, Notes from the Underwire.  It is a book of short stories about her life.  I enjoy her writing style.  It made me laugh.  My favorite quote from page 74 is “I also forgot about the list because my brain works like an Etch-A-Sketch; even the slightest movement causes it to go completely blank.”  So true.  The reason I read this book was I had read her other book….

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I enjoyed this book as well because of her writing style.  It isn’t a typical Homeschooling book, but about her learning about the different ways to homeschool.

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I enjoyed the book, An Invisible Thread: The True Story of an 11-year old panhandler, a busy sales executive, and an unlikely meeting with destiny by Laura Schroff and Alex Thresniowski.  This book gave me an insight to a world I know exists but never see…the world of the drug addicted and their family.  Made me count my blessings.

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I thoroughly enjoyed Killing Lincoln by Bill O’Reilly, so I decided to read Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot.  Again Mr. O’Reilly did a great job of bringing history to life.  It gave interesting details but in an entertaining way.  I think I enjoyed this one even more since it all happened shortly before I was born.

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I also had read Gretchen Rubin’s book, The Happiness Project a couple of years ago, so I decided to read her new book, Happier At Home.  This book is very similar to her first book, but I enjoyed it just the same.  Always some food for thought on how to create a happier life.

I read several fiction and non fiction books since the last time I did a Good Books Read post, but these are the most interesting books I have read lately. Only one fiction here.  You can follow me on Good Reads to get more up-to-date info on the books I am reading.

I had a goal of at least 80 books read this year, but it looks like I will come up short.  I don’t have the exact count but it looks like I am just over 70 books.  Not bad, averaging almost 6 books a month.  Did you set a goal and did you meet it?  I will set a goal again for 2013, but still working on my goals.

If you want to read about other books I enjoyed this year check out my Good Books Read 1 and Good Books Read 2.

I would love to hear any recommendations for a good read you may have. Leave the titles in the comments.

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