I took a different approach to New Year’s Resolutions this year. Instead of trying to improve myself by promising to lose weight or something similar, I decided to wanted to read more.
This may sound like a cop out, but I would disagree. I don’t give myself a lot of downtime with my favorite hobby, so making this resolution actually has helped me have a less stressful 2013.
Here’s what I’ve read so far, excluding cookbooks, this year:
- The “Hunger Games” trilogy – Suzanne Collins
- “Make the Bread, Buy the Butter” – Jennifer Reese (A great resource on what’s cheaper to make at home versus buying at the store.)
- “Water for Elephants” – Sara Gruen
- “The Paris Wife” – Paula McLain
- “Riveted” – Meljean Brook (I typically don’t read romances, but NPR recommended this steampunk-themed book, and it was better than I expected.)
- “Gone Girl” – Gillian Flynn (The plot in this one was crazy BONKERS.)
And here’s what’s on deck:
- “The Holy or the Broken: Leonard Cohen, Jeff Buckley, and the Unlikely Ascent of ‘Hallelujah’” – Alan Light
- “Office Girl” – Joe Meno
- “The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes” – Arthur Conan Doyle
I have almost 90 other books on my library’s ebook wish list. I think I’m going to be busy for awhile.