On Jan 1, 2012, I looked at my personal collection of books and realized with horror that a) I couldn’t remember reading some of them, or b) I had never read some of them.
So I set a personal goal of reading a book a week. By the end of the year, I had read 23 books- a far cry from the 52 books I had hoped to read on Day 1, but far more than I had read in years past. Even though I didn’t meet my goal, it was still a win for me.
This page is where I will list my ongoing progress. Some books are classics, some are contemporary, some are fiction, some are How-Tos. I subscribe to Audible, so I suppose many will be audiobooks. Any book is a candidate, it doesn’t have to be one of the books I own (although most will probably fall in that category).
Once I decide to read a book, I will read it cover to cover.
I will not, however, be posting reviews, except in the rarest of cases (e.g., I find a life-changing book, or a good friend invites me to guest-blog a review). It simply takes too long to write reviews and I don’t want my reading pace to suffer for it.
Here is the list of books I’ve read so far. I will update it each week.
2013 Book # / Title
- Bitter is the New Black, by Jen Lancaster
On deck: Angelology, by Danielle Trussoni
- Odd Thomas, by Dean Koontz
- The Curious Incident of the Dog in the NIght, by Mark Haddon
- The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, by Stieg Larsson
- How NOT to Write a Novel, by Howard Mittelmark and Sandra newman
- The Messenger, Jan Burke
- The Road, by Cormac McCarthy
- Wicked, by Gregory Maquire
- A Game of Thrones, by George R.R. Martin
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, by JK Rowling
- A Clash of Kings, by George R.R. Martin
- The Rule of Four, by Dustin Thomason & Ian Caldwell
- A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeleine L’Engle
- A Storm of Swords, by George R.R. Martin
- Cherokee Plants: Their Uses — A 400 year history, by Paul B. Hamel & Mary U. Chiltoskey
- How Indians Use Wild Plants for Food, Medicine & Crafts, by Frances Densmore
- The Dervish House, by Ian McDonald
- Fifty Shades of Grey, by E.L. James
- The Winds of War, by Herman Wouk
- Legion, by Brandon Sanderson
- Lolita, by Vladimir Nabokov
- War and Remembrance, by Herman Wouk
- When the Emperor was Divine, by Julie Otsuka
- A Feast for Crows, by George R.R. Martin