It’s time to bid a fond farewell to 2011 and to look forward into 2012. However, before I can think about looking forward I want to take a glimpse backward.
I had huge hopes of 2011 finally being my year after having had several that weren’t so hot. Well, while things weren’t horrendous they weren’t as rosy perfect as I would have hoped, but I still managed to read and listen to about 90 different books.
During 2011 I discovered a couple of writers who while they have been around a year or more I just got to. I discovered Christy Reece who writes romantic suspense, and who had been lingering in my TBR since Rescue Me was first released. I’m thrilled to say I totally loved Rescue Me, but as I’m basically a book hoarder, the rest of the series still remains waiting for me!
I discovered Karen White, who again had been just laying in my TBR waiting patiently for her turn! Karen’s book I did in audio because she was coming to my area to sign, and I wanted to be able to say I had “read” at least one book. Now I know that when I need my women’s fiction fix I have a great read waiting in the ever present TBR!
The last discovery who comes quickly to mind is Tawny Weber. Ms. Weber writes for the Blaze line, and while at first I wasn’t quite sure what I thought of her by the time I concluded her Undercover Operatives miniseries I was quite ready to delve into the TBR mountain range and see if she might be hiding there somewhere!
While not new discoveries for me I also enjoyed books by Kristin Hannah, Robyn Carr, Elin Hilderbrand, Beverly Barton, Nancy Thayer, and so many more!
With 2011 behind me I look forward to what 2012 is going to bring. I know there are some unresolved issues to be dealt with in the new year, and have my fingers crossed for their positive outcome, but I know that regardless of what fate has in store for me, my TBR mountain range contains some great reading by the authors listed above and I’m looking forward to some new discoveries in 2012!
How was your 2011? Was it all you had hoped for personally and reading wise? Are you setting any sort of goal for 2012? Is there an author with an upcoming book you’re excited to get? An author you’re going to try for the first time? Tell all, as inquiring minds need to know!