I have less than a month now before I return to my substitute teaching schedule otherwise known as my day job. I still have 2 night jobs and plenty of things to do during my off hours but I have found the time to get some reading in and am ready to report on my recent accomplishments in that regard.
Last 5 Books
I am using my HDOLL rating system. Each books falls somewhere between hate and love with dislike okay and like coming between those extremes.
Magician's Nephew - C.S. Lewis
Why I chose this book: C.S. Lewis is by far my favorite author and The Chronicles of Narnia is by far my favorites of his books. Each year, I reread the entire series. This year I am reading them in Narnian chronological which is why I am starting with The Magician's nephew.
Type: Book (read myself)
How Obtained: I have several copies of this book, this copy I obtained when our church decided to no longer have a church library and gave away all their books.
World of Wonders - Aimee Nezhukumatathil
Why I chose this book: On a trip to Barnes and Noble I saw that this book was their 2020 book of the year. It seemed interesting, so I ordered it from our local library.
Type: Book (sometimes read to myself, read some chapters to my wife.)
How Obtained: As stated I ordered this book from my library. My wife went to pick up the book for me and realized that we gave a copy of that book to our daughter for Christmas. She decided to let the library lend their copy to the next person in line and I read my daughter's copy.
Rating: I loved this book.
Sooley - John Grisham
Why I chose this book: My wife borrowed this from the library and recommended it to me as she knows I'm a big fan of Grisham and basketball.
How Obtained: Borrowed from my local library.
Rating: Between okay and liked. I'd give a fuller review but I'm afraid to ruin the ending and Grisham has already beat me to the punch on that score.
The Horse and His Boy - C.S. Lewis
Why I chose this book: as part of my annual reading of the chronicles of Narnia.
Type: Paperback Book
How Obtained: I own several copies
Rating:I love this book.
The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - C.S. Lewis
Why I chose this book: I chose this book as part of my annual reading of Chronicles of Narnia. I decided to listen to it and listened to it mostly while getting steps.
Type: Audio Book (Cloud Library)
How Obtained: borrowed from my library using Cloud Library
Rating: Love this book
Note: To anyone who thinks I goofed on the Narnian Chronologcal order, I did not. I listened to most of this book prior to reading Horse and His Boy, as it takes place beffew minutes of wardrobeore the very end of Lion Witch and the Wardrobe. When Aslan leaves near the end of the book, I read Horse and His Boy and then listened to the final few minutes of Wardrobe
2021 Book Stats as of 7/19/21
Previous estimate as of 7/06/21 31.22 books by the end of the year,
After I finished Defenders Vol I yesterday I also finished book # 16 for the year. This is fairly common as I am often reading multiple books at the same time. I'll include that book in my next post but will include it in my projections for the year.
Current estimate as of 7/19/21 After reading 20 books in 200 days I'm on pace to o read 36.5 books by the end of the year.
10 Books I'm Reading or Planning to Read Soon
God's Forgetful Pilgrims - Micahel Griffiths
A Gospel Worthy of Your Life - Bill Mills
Laura Ingalls Wilder , A Storybook Life - Janet & Geoff Benge
Farmer Boy - Laura Ingalls Wilder
News of The World - Paulette Jiles
Little House on the Prairie - Laura Ingalls Wilder
The Screwtape Letters - C.S. Lewis
Essential Defenders Vol II
The Answer is ... Reflections on My Life- Alex Trebek
The Big 50 Chicago Bears - Adam L Jahns