the year in books

the year in books

at the end of 2010, i wrote of my disappointment in myself for reading so few books that year and vowed to do better.  2011 was a banner year of reading and i created a nifty chart to celebrate my reading prowess.

i started 2012 with lofty goals but not far into the year, i forgot to even record what i had read.  so when it came to make my list, i came up with s dismal  4 books read and began drafting my apologies.  however, the longer i thought about it, i came up with another 4.  huzzah!

ninety-two days: a journey in guiana and brazil, evelyn waugh
the family fang, sarah gruen
the invisible ones, steph penney
the ventriloquist’s tale, pauline melville
alice i have been, melanie benjamin
the heart is a lonely hunter, carson mccullers (re-read)
when we were orphans, kazauo ishiguro (re-read)
the snow child, eowyn ivey

and still sitting by my bedside, only half finished (or perhaps a little more):

. savage beauty: the life of edna st. vincent millay, nancy milford
. henderson the rain king, saul bellow
. and so it goes- kurt vonnegut: a life ,charles j. shields
. brideshead revisited, evelyn waugh (i’m even having trouble making it through the miniseries)

“ninety-two days” is highlighted as the book i waited the longest to read and which did not disappoint, primarily for the personal connection i have to the material.  you can read my review of sorts here.

so there you have it, my list!  not too shabby…

i promise to not make any literary promises for 2013 except that whatever i read this year, i will enjoy it.  and you can take that to the bank!

One Comment

January 7, 2013 1:14 pm

Eight books! That’s inspiring.

I have been slowly nibbling away at one book for over a year now. It’s s prosey, sciencey, psychological book so it’s difficult for me to read straight through, but I could probably sprinkle in a few more novels.

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