As an avid reader, I was shocked to read a newspaper article that advised that 400,000 New Zealand adults hadn’t read a book in 2016. I was gobsmacked! To me, there’s nothing better than a book to escape into. My preference is fiction, but I like a good non-fiction read too.
I track the books I’ve read in my journal and I’ve read 20 books so far this year – that’s a little low for me, and I do feel like I haven’t been reading as much as I should (perhaps reading too many articles and websites on the iPad!) but it’s still just under 3 per month. My goal is to read another 20 before the year is out.
My three favourite reads this year have been Lyrebird by Celia Ahern; 10 Things I Learned About Love by Sarah Butler (not as schmaltzy as it sounds) and The Little Breton Bistro by Nina George. My best non-fiction read so far has been by Kiwi Lotta Dann with her book Mrs D is Going Within.
What have been your favourite books to read – do you have any recommendations? How many books have you read this year?
(by the way the survey included books read on e-readers, so not just “book” books!).