12.29.2012

♥ often on a wet day i begin counting up; what i've read and what i haven't read. ~virginia woolf

with only a few days left of 2012, i think it's fair to say that i failed at
my goal of reading at least 40 books. i made a valiant  effort, but was thwarted
by distractions of all shapes and sizes, and an attention span the size of a thimble.

if i have learned one thing, it's not to make goals you can beat yourself up over
all year long for not making, but rather- enjoy what you're reading at this very moment,
 at whatever pace you like ;)


here is a little list of what i managed to read this year:

1) in praise of slowness, carl honore
2) super sad true lovestory, gary shteyngart
3) the secret history, donna tart
4) the moviegoer,  walker percy
5) the elegance of the hedgehog,  muriel barbery
6) peter pan, jm barrie
8) i dare you, william danforth
9) you learn by living, eleanor roosevelt
10) in cold blood, truman capote
11) white tiger, aravind adiga
12) sula, toni morrison
13) elements of style, william strunk & eb white
14) on the road, jack kerouac
15) the little prince, antoine de saint-exupery
16) a confederacy of dunces, john kennedy toole
17) written on the body, jeanette winterson
18) tinkers, paul harding
19) the waves, virginia woolf
20) a moveable feast, ernest hemingway
21) lord of the flies, william golding
22) writing down the bones, natalie goldberg
23) flush, virginia woolf
25) the sisters brothers, patrick dewitt
26) passion fruit, short stories
27) perfume, patrick suskind
28) breakfast at tiffany's, truman capote
29) life is meals, james & kay salter
30) ordinary people, judith guest
33) classy, derek blasberg
35) american psycho, bret easton ellis 

my favorites, by far, were # 2, 3, 6, 10, 12, 22 & 29
and i am still struggling to finish # 34 & 35! 

did any book change your life this year? 
i would love a recommendation for 2013 :)

2 comments:

  1. 1Q84. You have to read it if you haven't yet!

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  2. I always recommend Eat, Pray, Love but if you're an avid reader you may have already read that one. My favorite it Stephen King, and it took me a while but I read The Stand and it was amazing. A few parts were gross because I read the ten year anniversary uncut edition, but I got super attached to all the characters.

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