Most folks are doing their Top Ten Reads of 2020. Not me. I have read well over 200 books so far, and there is absolutely no way I can choose only ten books as the top ten! So I’m picking more. I am choosing way more than ten, but I’m going to group them by genre. And even then, I’ve had to agonize over which books to choose. I rarely read a bad book. I’ve read a few duds, but for the most part, they’ve been good books.
Reading is my most favorite thing of all to do, always has been as long as I can remember. My mama used to say, ‘If you’re looking for Susie, she’s somewhere with her nose stuck in a book.’ But she made me that way. She read bible stories and fairy tales to us every night, bought us a Little Golden Book at the grocery store every week, and encouraged reading. She got me my first library card at age 3, got me a subscription both the Weekly Reader and the Weekly Reader Book Club. When I learned to read my first Dick and Jane book, I thought I was the absolute stuff! My dream as a girl was to get locked in the library overnight. All those treasures! All mine for a time! I used to go in the library and just gaze at all the books. Even as an adult.
I don’t remember exactly how I got into the reading/influencing/reviewing thing, but I thank God I did. I will never take this reading gig for granted. I consider it a blessing. God has given me my dream. So now I have to pick favorites for this year. We’ve had a rough 2020, but reading has made it better. I read every chance I get. I am never without a book in some form. After all, you never know when you’re going to have a chance to read a few paragraphs! So, here they are! Maybe some of mine are some of your favorites, too.