I set a goal of reading 100 books in 2012. I joined Goodreads last year when Paul was born, because I figured I’d read a lot of books on maternity leave and that my brain would be so shot I wouldn’t be able to remember which ones. I was right on both counts. Per my account, I read 66 books after he was born roughly halfway through the year (June 23). I had a hard time translating that to a goal for this year. I would like to read that much, but being back at work makes it hard. I do read three times a day when I pump, which adds up pretty fast, so when I stop pumping at work my reading time will go down even further. I have a feeling 100 books is going to be a stretch. Apparently I’m already 2 books behind (way to be encouraging, Goodreads).
It seems all the books I read now come from recommendations. When someone mentions they liked a book, I almost always add it to my library hold list. It’s great, but the books are often not the kind I’d usually pick out (also I’m having a terrible time keeping up with my holds!). While I enjoy them, I miss reading suspenses/mysteries. I just read The Snowman (which Holly recommended) and loved it. I finished it in two days. Two WORKDAYS. Do you have any mystery/suspense recommendations?