2012 was a good year for reading. Five days in 2013 is looking to be even better! I'm starting my fourth book. It's been cold and gray. What's better than curling up next to the fireplace or snuggling under the covers with a good book?
Here's what I read in 2012:
People of the Book, Geraldine Brooks
I Still Dream About You, Fannie Flagg
The Dry Grass of August, Anna Jean Mayhew
Sarah's Key, Tatiana de Rosnay
The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins
Catching Fire, Suzanne Collins
Mockingjay, Suzanne Collins
My Life, Starring Dara Falcon, Ann Beattie (I FINALLY finished it after TWO years of it eating space on my nightstand...)
The Giver, Lois Lowry
The Silent Boy, Lois Lowry
Gathering Blue, Lois Lowry
The Shack, Wm. Paul Young
Olive Kitteridge, Elizabeth Strout
The White Queen, Philippa Gregory
Teaching a Stone to Talk, Annie Dillard (Another one that collected dust for far too long.)
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Seth Grahame-Smith
Outlander, Diana Gabaldon
Dragonfly in Amber, Diana Gabaldon
Voyager, Diana Gabaldon
Drums of Autumn, Diana Gabaldon (Yes, yes... I've been sucked in by a series. A long series. With lots of books. Some over a thousand pages. I'll have to take a break soon!)
This Momentary Marriage, John Piper.... wow.
The Fiery Cross, Diana Gabaldon (My least favorite in the series thus far. It took me three months to muddle through. Here's to hoping the next installment is better.)
A Breath of Snow and Ashes, Diana Gabaldon
An Echo in the Bone, Diana Gabaldon (I'm finally finished with this series... until the last book comes out next fall).
Inside Out & Back Again, Thanhha Lai (Beautiful. This is a children's book that won the National Book Award and was a Newbery Honor book. The story of a ten year old Vietnamese girl's exodus to Alabama is told through poems. I highly recommend you put this on your bookshelf to read to children six and older.)
Wicked, Gregory Maguire
The Glass Castle, Jeanette Walls
I have an enormous stack waiting to be read in 2013. My mom, Miss Noteworthy, RNR, and I went to the used bookstore a couple of days after Christmas and did some serious damage. It should take us a a few months to make a dent in each of our stacks!