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Reading in the New Year

I’m Reading in the New Year! 2016 is the year for self-improvement, at least, it is for me!

I am reading in the new year with a reading challenge and working on other areas for self-improvement. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t think there is anything wrong with me, the way I currently am. I love myself and I am proud of who I have become. I just believe that you should never stop learning new things, never stop trying to be healthier and make better choices, and never stop exploring new places or experiences.

One of my goals on my journey towards self-improvement is to read a lot more than I did last year. I love to read but, unfortunately, a lot of the time, I let other things get in the way.

I am once again joining the 2016 Goodreads Reading Challenge through the Goodreads site. If you’re not familiar with Goodreads, you should definitely check it out! You can even add me as your friend if you like. My goal this year is 25 books, I am hoping to read more than that but I didn’t want to make it so high that I felt like giving up mid-challenge.

I am two books in so far in my reading challenge, so I am not doing too shabby so far!

Reading in the New Year with Rizzoli & Isles
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One of the books I’ve read so far this year is Die Again by Tess Gerritsen. It is book #11 of the Rizzoli & Isles series. I thoroughly enjoyed it and it kept me interested the entire way through. Tess Gerritsen is such a great author and does such an amazing job of painting a complete picture in the mind of her readers.

The series is a wonderful cop/forensic style fiction, and a pretty quick read, and I absolutely love them, Die Again included. The relationship between the characters is wonderful! This is the last one, so far in the series, so I will have to wait a while for the next one.

I am a big fan of the Rizzoli & Isles tv show on TNT that is based on the book series as well. It stars the killer duo Angie Harman and Sasha Alexander.

My recommendation: Check out the books and check out the show!

Reading in the New Year at Hogsmeade
Oh, Hogsmeade! How I miss thee.

Tales of Beedle the BardThe second book I have read is The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling. My whole family is a big fan of Rowling so of course it was wonderful as can be expected. It was kind of fun reading the stories that are referenced in the last Harry Potter movie/book. I was also feeling a bit nostalgic from our visit to Hogsmeade at Universal’s Island of Adventure this past December and since I can’t go back at the moment I can at least visit in my mind, in book form. It’s definitely cute and a fun little read. If you love Harry Potter, then you will love this one.

  • What goals do you have for 2016?
  • Is reading on your list this year?
  • Do you have any recommendations for books I should add to my list this year?

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