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I’ve been using Goodreads to keep track of the books I’ve read, the books I want to read, my favorite books, and the books I am currently reading.  I’ve always kept a running list of the books I want to read someday, and Goodreads has been a fun way to keep track; you can see how your friends rated different books (between 0 and 5 stars), and you can set reading challenges for yourself, which is what I did this year.

My goal for this year is to read 52 books – on average, a book each week.  For the past few weeks, I’ve been in kind of a reading slump; it happens to me from time to time.  I start a book and can’t get into it, and then start another, and another.  Recently, the books I’ve been carrying around with me haven’t really been “page-turners.”  I’ve been reading about play therapy (Play Therapy: The Art of the Relationship, by Gary Landredth) and mindfulness (Wherever You Go There You Are, by Jon Kabat-Zinn), which are both wonderful, but I haven’t had a nove22529254l to read, a story that I can’t wait to dive back into at the end of each work day.

Until this week!  I just started reading The Girl On The Train, by Paula Hawkins, and I love it so far; it’s one of those books that makes me wish I could read while driving and not just when I’m stopped at red lights.  (I mean, I don’t do that, ever.)

The Books I’ve Read During 2015 – so far!

22. The Girl on the Train, by Paula Hawkins

21. Orange Is The New Black, by Piper Kerman7572

20. Wild, by Cheryl Strayed

19. Tiny Beautiful Things, by Cheryl Strayed

18. Better Than Before, by Gretchen Rubin

17. Funny Girl, by Nick Hornby

16. Stern Men, by Elizabeth Gilbert

15. The Boston Girl, by Anita Diamant

14. Women Who Think Too Much, by Susan Nolen-Hoeksema

13. The Children Act, by Ian McEwan

12. We Were Liars, by E. Lockhart

11. The Fever, by Meghan Abbott

10. Missing You, by Harlan Coben

9. The Museum of Extraordinary Things, by Alice Hoffman

8. Everything I Never Told You, by Celeste Ng

7. Station Eleven, by Emily St. John Mandel

6. Her, by Harriet Lane

5. Landline, by Rainbow Rowell4a8909d5c5278169a0c01acded2f1e8a

4. The Shadow of the Wind, by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

3. Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore, by Robin Sloan

2. The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry, by Gabrielle Zevin

1. The Book of Strange New Things, by Michael Faber

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