Frozen hay bales. Canada, January 2014.
I really didn't think I was going to keep my resolution of reading ten books last year as I lost steam sometime over the summer with my consistent nightly reading. As the middle of December neared, though, I remembered my resolution and decided to try to cram in two more books before 2014 rolled around. And I did it! Here are the last four books that I read in 2013.
- The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood. Absolutely loved this book. I loved the storyline. I loved her style of writing. I still think about this book five months after I finished it! (thanks for the recommend, Sarah!!)
- Cat's Eye by Margaret Atwood. I loved that last book so much that I wanted to immediately read another book written by the same author. And it was good, but I think I should've read something else in between to sort of cleanse my palate. I really do love the way she writes, though.
- The Engagement by Chloe Hooper. Eh. Didn't love it. Found it predictable and odd. And the style of writing did nothing for me.
- The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker. Really liked this book! I started reading it over the summer, stopped reading it for some reason and then picked it up again right before we came to Canada. And then I couldn't put it down! Another book I haven't stopped thinking about since I finished it.
- She's Come Undone by Wally Lamb. This book is amazing. Loved it. Sad and haunting and wonderful. It kept me up late into the night reading and then kept me up even later thinking about it while trying to fall asleep. I've read most of his other books years ago and I think I'll revisit those ones, too.