Well, I finally accomplished one New Year’s Resolution! I set a goal in 2012 to read 35 books throughout the year. I actually read 36, not including the quick children’s story books, when I was nannying for Weston.
I am currently involved in 2 book clubs. One of the groups meets in person, once a month at a member’s home to review the book selection and enjoy some home made food and girly chit-chat. The other club is an open forum style book club on Facebook. The members vote on a primary and secondary book once a month and it’s your choice to read one or the other or both.
I have really enjoyed both book clubs and have bulked up my Goodreads.com reading shelf with a ton of books that I am looking forward to reading eventually. Here is what I read in 2012.
Most of the books were read for book club, although I did branch out and read a few pregnancy books and I read Charlotte’s Web to the baby each night for a few months. All of the books were enjoyable, some more than others. Some were pure guilty pleasures or fast reads. Some I had read before but loved reading again.
The top 5 books that I read this year were:
1. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
2. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
3. Mentor: The Kid & The CEO by Tom Pace
4. Tell The Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt
5. A Discovery of Witches by Debroah Harkness
My goal for 2013 is to read 25 books. I had to step it down a notch because I’m not sure I can keep up the reading of novels with a newborn baby in the home. We shall see how this all pans out. Wish me luck!
What are your 2013 reading goals?