Every year my reading goal is to read 52 books. Of course that is one book a year though I usually read around 75 books total. But for some reason this year, I decided to increase my goal by adding another 50 books. I absolutely love children's books, (young adult and picture books included,) so of course they count toward my goal. I also re-read a couple of my favorite books. It's only June and right now I'm reading book #100: The Killer's Tears by Anne-Laure Bondox. It's a young adult book about the relationship between a small boy named Paolo, the killer of his parents, Angel, and a stranger named Luis. I'm a couple of chapters into it and already I love it. It's a translation and the book won the Prix Sorcieres award in France. The Prix Sorcieres is the most prestigious award a children's book can win in that country. I found it on the American Library Association's website.
Half of the books I've read already are children's and the other half is adult's. So I think I'm going to expand my goal to 200 books. Yah! This has been such a good year for books. Well to me anyway. Since I'm participating in several book challenges, I've found so many good books that I probably would not have even bothered to read. I'm also glad that I'm a member of my Yahoo! book group, ANovel Challenge. It feels so good to be around other bookworms. Especially when their tastes are similar to yours. Even if their tastes are different, you still find good recommendations.
My 6 favorite adult books so far are (in no particular order):
The Woman in the Washington Zoo by Marjorie Williams
Raising a Reader by Jennie Nash
Around the House and in the garden by Dominique Browning
The Pull of the Moon by Elizabeth Berg
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
the Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
My 6 favorite children books so far are:
Clementine by Sara Pennypacker
Duck and Goose by Tad Hills
The tale of Despereaux by Kate Dicamillo
Olivia forms a band by Ian Falconer
I'm gonna like me by Jamie Lee Curtis
Nate the Great Series by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat