book report

Last year, Dan gave me a Kindle and I must admit, if there is one electronic I use without fail every day, it’s the Kindle. I am obsessed. As a kid, I devoured books {mostly Nancy Drew…} at a rapid pace. Every weekend, my dad treated me to two new books and every week, by the following friday, I was chomping at the bit for more. Then, about two years ago I woke up and realized my attitude toward reading had relaxed; I was only lackadaisically reading a few books here and there until I fell asleep.

Well, the Kindle has totally changed that. My appetite for reading has been reinvigorated… In 2012, I read 14 books. I’ll admit, some of those books were part of some, ahem, well-known trilogies. Angry, tattoo-laden girls, teen adventure dramas, and sexual fantasies aside, I did read some ‘real’ literature, too. I plan to do the very same thing in 2013, but maybe with some more serious lit thrown in? Here’s my plan for 2013:

  1. re-read the entire Harry Potter series — at the urging of my Twitter buddy Mandy. I’m already under way and they are just as edible as the first time around!
  2. The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin
  3. Grace: A Memoir by Grace Coddington
  4. Sweet Tooth by Ian Mcewan
  5. Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver
  6. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
  7. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
  8. Inside of a Dog by Alexandra Horowitz
  9. For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemmingway — gotta mix in some classics!

Have any other suggestions? As you can see, I don’t have nearly enough listed here to get me through 2013.

PS – I’ve also curated my favorite suggestions over on Luvocracy — check me out here!

  • ooh- I loved the happiness project! I posted my reading list last week on my blog… one of goals is to read more!

  • I’m currently reading Forever by Pete Hamill and it’s too good to put down. Considering taking a vacation day to finish it! I’ve got plenty more suggestions – including Black Out and All Clear by Connie Willis. (I really really love historical fiction!)

    • gaby, you’re the best! thanks for the recommendations!