In February this year, I signed up for an account on Goodreads (if you have a Goodreads account too, look me up - we should be friends). I've never habitually tracked my reading before, but I've enjoyed using the website to see what books I read this year, how I felt about them, and what others are reading in a similar genre. I also feel a lot of gratification when I surpassed my reading goal this year - 40 books, 4 over my goal of 36. Woo hoo!
This past week, I looked over all the books I read in 2013 (at least since February) and picked out my top ten (can I just say, thank you Lord for Kindle - 80% of my reading would be impossible overseas without it!). This was actually a bit painfully difficult, to be honest - it's like picking out your favorite sibling or pet. Maybe some of you wouldn't find that difficult; I wish I knew what that was like. These aren't given in any particular order - they're all good!
1. A History of the World in 6 Glasses by Tom Standage
Andrew and I listened to the audiobook during a couple of long road trips. It gives an overview of world history through the lens (or glasses?) of six different beverages: beer, wine, spirits, tea, coffee, and cola. It was an entertaining combination of foodie and world history, with tons of interesting facts mixed in with how these beverages actually influenced the culture and politics of countries throughout history.
2. Comforts from the Cross by Elyse Fitzpatrick
4. Gift from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh
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