Wednesday, December 12, 2012

2012 Reading List Recap...2013 Reading List

I made a 2012 Reading List of 20 books last year. Sadly, I got through only four books: A Woman in Berlin, The Small Print, Kite Runner and Love in Paradise. I dumped To Kill a Mockingbird half way through, and I'm currently reading Infidel. I blame this poor record on reading what fell on my lap not what I wanted to read.

I read a few books that were not on my list, but I make no intentional effort to go after the books on my list. I read whatever I found laying around or whichever book was gifted to me. Unfortunately, I read less and did not feel excited about reading, because most of the books I read were not what I wanted to read. 

I love reading, but this year, I missed out on the pleasure and joy that comes with staying up all night to finish a book. I have only had that pleasure with one or two books this year. I also do better as a writer when I am reading what I enjoy.

I am hoping I can make a change in 2013 by reading what I feel like reading and what I love to read. Fortunately for me, the kind of books I want to read changes as the season changes. My desire can go from political fictions and non fictions to biographies and women fictions just as fast as the flowers blossom in early spring. I like this, because it helps me learn about different writing styles. I am currently craving summer beach reads, but my 2013 Reading List is not limited to that. 

Half of these books were on my 2012 list

Memoir of a Geisha by Arthur Golden (Arrived in the mail) :)
Hunger Game Trilogy: Hunger game, Catching Fire and Mocking Jay by Suzanne Collins
Beloved by Toni Morrison
Lolita by Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov
Love at Dawn by Lara Daniels
Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
There Was a Country by Chinua Achebe
Baby's Proof by Emily Griffin (Arrived in the mail) :)
Arrow of God by Chinua Achebe
The Officers Bride by Lara Daniels
Wanderlust by Elisabeth Eaves

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  1. My reading list for 2013 is also very short
    I can't believe I just typed 2013, it seems so surreal. Thank you God for another year...wheew...
    I hope I am able to finish reading all of the books on my list this coming year, I enjoy reading as well but I haven't indulged in books, in such a long time(years.) School, used to be my excuse but I can't use that excuse anymore after Dec. 22nd (God is good)!

  2. I love reading. I call it traveling into another world via books. I failed in getting through my reading list from this year,but 2013 will be different. I am excited for 2013. lol


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