One of my personal goals (which Ill be blogging later this week) for this coming year, is reading. And not just leisurely reading, because I feel like that gives me an out. I want to read 12-15 books this year, which means at least one a month. I know some of the books I will get through faster than others, so I think being able to read through three additional books isn’t unrealistic. For me, unrealistic goals are useless. I firmly believe that when goals are unrealistic, it leads to more than just failing at that particular goal. It leads to self doubt and guilt. I dont need any more of that in my life!
Here are the books I am going to be reading through in 2013. You can keep up with which one Im reading currently over on the sidebar!
The Very Thought of You by Rosie Alison, Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis, The Girl Who Fell From the Sky by Durrow, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot, The Gravedigger’s Daughter by Joyce Carol Oates, Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, Olive Kitteredge by Elizabeth Strout, The Devil in the White City by Erin Larson, The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh, Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott, Room by Emma Donoghue, All There Is by Dave Isay, Crucial Conversations by Kerry Patterson, The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, and lastly The Bible! (Not Pictured: Gone Girl, Olive Kitteredge, Crucial Conversations and the Bible).
Have you read any of these? Thoughts on them? Im particularly excited about Crucial Conversations, Bird by Bird, and Olive Kitteredge. Crucial Conversations appeals to me because I love analyzing and this book is all about discovering the why of how people act during conversations. I have heard so many lovely things about Bird by Bird, so I am really excited to get into it. And lastly, my bff Nikki has been telling me to read Olive Kitteredge for a loooooong time and I always like what she tells me to read!
What are you planning to read this year? Do you mostly like Fiction, or Non-Fiction?