I started out this year by vowing to read 35 classics before turning 35. Since I turned 33 just a few days ago, I suppose I owe you an update.
But I don’t wanna tell you.
Okay, fine. Here it is. I’ve read stacks of mysteries and dozens of YA books, many about aliens, witches and other glittery teenagers. [I know.] And I only managed to read a few classics.
And I might be using the term “few” loosely. I read Catcher in the Rye and The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. I know. Nerd City. But it’s kind of a classic, right? Oh, also, I read about half of Pride & Prejudice and watched the whole movie. [FYI, I loved the movie, but not so much the book.]
I’m still hoping to read some more classics, but to all of you who suggested the Count of Monte Cristo? Yeah. I looked at that one in the library. It is crazy long, and probably not on my 2012 list!
Some of my favorites from the 2011 list include:
- Good Enough Is the New Perfect: Finding Happiness and Success in Modern Motherhood
- The aforementioned The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
- Lisa Tawn Bergen’s River of Time series
- The Hunger Games trilogy
- Quitter by Jon Acuff
- Bossypants by Tina Fey
- This Book is Overdue! by Marilyn Johnson
- The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles
- Paper Towns by John Green
- The latest books by my favorite authors: David Baldacci, Brad Meltzer, Iris Johansen, Catherine Coulter and Janet Evanovich
- And, yes, reading the first (or more) in several paranormal or dystopian YA series: Graceling, Across the Universe, Delirium, Hex Hall and Firelight
My list for 2012 includes the next book by all my favorites, as well as Jesus Calling by Sarah Young and Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) by Mindy Kaling.
What did you read in 2011? What did you love – or not love? And what’s on your list for 2012?
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