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Mary's Books

I have loved to read since I was little. I would borrow many books from the library and still borrow to this day, but I also purchase books (mostly for my kids) and freebies on Kindle. I read as much as I can daily. Sometimes I read several books at one time. I don't have a preference of paper book over an ebook, I just love to read. Keeping lists of what I have read is a good way for me to remember. 

Currently reading

Borrower of the Night
Elizabeth Peters
Survival of the Fritters (A Deputy Donut Mystery)
Ginger Bolton
Girl Missing
Tess Gerritsen
A Fatal Chapter (A Booktown Mystery)
Lorna Barrett
Thirteen Chocolates (A Chandler's Chocolate Box Mystery Book 1)
agatha chocolats
All Fudged Up
Nancy CoCo
The Devotional Bible: Experiencing The Heart of Jesus
Max Lucado
Progress: 51 %
Cover to Cover: Through the Bible in 365 Days
John A Carroll
Progress: 60 %

So Much to Read and So Many Challenges!

If you look at my currently reading list you will be shocked by how much is being read. I have challenged my self to read 245 books this year. That was how much I had read last year. I always start with what I accomplished and see if I can repeat it or surpass. Some years I have surpassed and some I have not. A lot of this depends on my free time. I am using more audiobooks this year because I am also trying to finish many items (knit/crochet) and I am spending more time in the car driving back and forth between Ohio and Kentucky (my home and my father-in-law's home and sometimes my father's home). Without the audiobooks, I may not achieve my goal. 


I still love to read the books over listening because it is hard for me to hear all the time (noise levels). 


I decided to try challenges from one of the libraries I go to all the time, they are doing a "New Beginnings" Challenge: 


Happy New Year, and here’s to New Beginnings!

This year, we’re challenging ourselves, and you, to read something new. Each month, we’ll post a subject or genre and suggest some authors or titles that fit the bill.

January’s challenge: Read a book by a Central or South Americana author. Might we suggest….

Mariana Enriquez
Valeria Luiselli
Jennine Capo Crucet
Alejandro Zambra
Mario Vargas Llosa
Chico Buarque


Then I am also doing the book from each of the states in the United States Challenge with the added challenge being a mystery or cozy mystery books. It pays to spend tons of time in the local libraries. They love researching challenges, and so do I! 


I am hoping that these help me reach my goal of 245 books this year and maybe even getting past.