I listened to The Marriage Plot audio book during my commute to work last spring. Although I didn’t love the book, I found myself relating to the main character in numerous ways; one of which was her passion for books and reading.
I’ve written a few posts on books that I’ve read and occasionally update my book blog (whenever I remember); however, in making reading more of a priority this year, I figured I’d need to fill you guys in as a kind of accountability to stick with my goal of 52 books.
I read somewhere around 30 books last year (including The Great Gatsby, Gone Girl, Yes My Darling Daughter, Where’d You Go Bernadette, Bossypants, and Emma) but looking back, that number could’ve been much higher. It’s not that I didn’t have the time; I simply was too lazy or spent time on other pastimes.
Reading is one of my favorite (I mean favorite) things to do. I need to make more time for it and, as much as I hate to say it, disconnect from social media more often.
All that said, here is my list for 2013:
> Last Man in Tower by Aravind Adiga
> The Middlesteins by Jami Attenberg
> The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
> Penelope by Rebecca Harrington
> The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
> This Is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz
> The End of Your Life Book Club by William Schwalbe
> Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Book Store by Robin Sloan
> Dear Life by Alice Murano
This list contains only a handful of the books I plan to read this year. If you have any suggestions, please feel free to send them my way. There is nothing better than escaping into the world of a great book
Here’s to a year full of reading!
What are you currently reading? Do you enjoy reading? Do you have a favorite type of book to read?