My annual goal of reading 50 books a year is looking like yet another miss…I just finished my 13th book. I have a lot of reading to do to reach my goal by the end of the year, but I am going to keep plugging on. Reaching the goal is a bonus to my enjoyment of reading.
I just finished “Come Rain or Come Shine” by Jan Karon, which is part of her Mitford Series. I have read almost every book in the 14 book series, (I just realized I missed one, called “In the Company of Others”) The series is based around Father Tim Kavanaugh who is an Episcopalian Priest. The books are filled with small town country living; great characters and great stories. This particular story is based on the wedding of Father Tim’s adopted son Dooley.
I was introduced to this series by the Reference Librarian at a library I worked at for a short time. Her excitement for the books was infectious, and I began to look forward to their release and arrival in the library as much as she was. I am not sure I would have picked them up on my own, as at that point in my life, I was not reading as much, and was mostly reading strictly books from Danielle Steel or Harlequin Series books. I am ever thankful for the opportunity to work in a library, and the exposure to new titles, new genres and new authors. I now read a much wider variety of books than I did before.
I love getting book recommendations and would love to hear what you suggest I put on my reading list.