Okay, so one I thing I would love to do in 2014 is to read 50 books. When I first thought of this, 50 didn't seem to high. Then, my friend reminded me how many weeks are in a year and I would have to (roughly) read 1 book a week. I'm still going to strive for that, but I may just not hold my self accountable for completing in 2014 only. I recently read Outlander last weekend. At 900 pages, it's the biggest book I've read in a while, but I couldn't get enough. Seriously - I became obsessed. The day after I finished it, my only thoughts were "Okay, at 5pm, I can rush home and start Book 2".
It has all of my favorite things: History? Check. Scotland? Check. Time Travelling? Check. Witty, hilarious, female lead? Check. Whisky? Double Check.
If you're interested, Amazon's summary of the book says: In Outlander, a 600-page time-travel romance, strong-willed and sensual Claire Randall leads a double life with a husband in one century, and a lover in another. Torn between fidelity and desire, she struggles to understand the pure intent of her heart. But don't let the number of pages and the Scottish dialect scare you. It's one of the fastest reads you'll have in your library.
While on her second honeymoon in the British Isles, Claire touches a boulder that hurls her back in time to the forbidden Castle Leoch with the MacKenzie clan. Not understanding the forces that brought her there, she becomes ensnared in life-threatening situations with a Scots warrior named James Fraser. But it isn't all spies and drudgery that she must endure. For amid her new surroundings and the terrors she faces, she is lured into love and passion like she's never known before.
Thank you, Allie, for the reco!
edit: "Scotland" and "whisky" changed. Thank you, Diana.