I was tagged by Bea @ Confessions of a Pinay Bookaholic to do the 10 Year Challenge Book Tag. This tag created by Rincey Reads. It’s a fun tag that takes a look back at my reading 10 years ago versus today. Please check out Bea’s post here. Thanks for the tag, Bea!
What was your favorite book in 2011?
I’m going to try to give you the most honest answer I can because I didn’t start using Goodreads to track my reading until 2012. That being said, I picked up The Beach Trees by Karen White while browsing at Border’s (Man, I miss that Borders!) back when it was released in 2011. I loved this book and went on to read her entire backlist…and I’m still reading her books today.
What is your favorite book of 2021 (so far)?
Ugh! I’m horrible at picking a favorite! I could give you 10 for this year already. I think I’ll go with Taylor Jenkins Reid’s Malibu Rising. I loved this multigenerational tale set in Malibu.
What was your least favorite book in 2011?
I used to be in a book club with my sister and her husband’s female co-workers. These ladies were very bright and read a wide variety of books. One woman picked Brilliant: The Evolution of Artificial Light as her choice for us to read. It was like reading a text book.
What was your least favorite book in 2021?
Letters in White is a book that sat on my Kindle for 6 years before I read it. It was one several authors promoted saying how much they loved it and I bought it for $.99 all that time ago. I gave this book 3 stars because the writing was good and I knew it hit the right people the way they needed it to. That person wasn’t me. It’s a book about a woman who is going through depression and suicide is her answer. It’s sad and depressing. The only thing I liked was the last chapter.
What is a book published in 2011 that you still want to read?
This is the only book published in 2011 that is still on my bookshelf that I have yet to read.
What is the book published (to be published) in 2021 you want to get before 2022?
Um, all of them? Haha. Let’s just go with Bend in the Road because I didn’t get an ARC of this one. 🙁
What is a genre you used to read a lot of that you don’t read as much of anymore?
YA contemporaries. I’ve had some issues reading them lately. They just haven’t been working well for me. Racing Savannah is one on my Kindle I need to read soon since I’ve had it forever.
What is a new genre you’ve discovered since 2011?
New adult romance!!! I don’t remember what book was the first. It was either Slammed or Left Drowning by Jessica Park.
What is a reading or book habit you are hoping to leave behind in this decade?
Reading so much. Yes, you read that right. Reading so much. I’m hoping the world goes back more towards normal and I can get out and do stuff rather than hang out at home so much.
What is a new reading goal or habit you want to create in the upcoming decade?
I can’t really think of a new one, but I have been working on a big goal this year. I went through all of the books on my Kindle and looked them up on Goodreads. I dumped the ones I knew I wouldn’t read and made an Excel spreadsheet of the ones still on there. I have been diligently reading those books in between ARCs and new releases this year. My goal is to have read all of them by the end of 2021. I think I have around 10 books left. Then, I will move on to the books on my physical bookshelf that I haven’t read. I think I have somewhere around 5 to 10 there to read. That can be my 2022 goal.
I am tagging these readers to do the tag: