First Anniversary of Figuring Out Fifty!

It's been one full year since I launched my Figuring Out Fifty blog! Woot! Yahoo! Yeah! Go me! 

I can't believe how fast it's gone by! The year started out great and hit some speed bumps along the way but I'm super happy to be entering my second year as a blogger. 

One of the things I challenged myself to be working on was reading through the Top 100 Novels and blog about what I had read. So, in the first year I got through numbers 92-100! That's 9 books, or actually it's 11 books since I count the Lord of the Rings trilogy as 3 books. That doesn't seem like that much to me, but some of the books really wore me out.

Of the 11 books I read, the only ones I had read before were the LOTR series (#100) and To Kill a Mockingbird (#99) and they were definitely my favourites. The next 6 books I read (#93-98) were not books that I would read again. Maybe the writing was amazing or the setup of the story line was fantastic, but they didn't capture my attention and my interest.

Cold Comfort Farm is book #92 and I really liked that one.  I'll do a write up about that one in a couple of days. So that makes 5 of the 11 that get a thumbs up from me.

I'm looking forward to continuing on my journey. I didn't really know what to expect when I started this. I thought I would be faster at the reading portion, and that I would have finished a lot more books than I have, but I think sometimes I overestimate my own intelligence! Haha!

During the year I also took breaks to read other books that are more contemporary and frankly easier to read and that was essential for me to continue on.  Sometimes you have to take a little side track in order to keep you on your track. Weird, but true in this case. 

Thanks so much for joining me on this journey, it really does mean a lot to me when I see your comments or likes.  You are awesome!