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Reading Material for 2013

December 17, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments

I’m a member of the social networking site Goodreads (I’d probably watch more movies if there were a site called Goodwatch or something) and each December, I plan the books I’m going to read for the next year. So for 2013, I currently have 58 books on my list. (This list will grow as books are published and I see must-read bestsellers at the library.) Thirty-six of those books are non-fiction books. I do not have them in order of books I plan to read, but here’s my goal for the year:

January
Wicked Girls (begun in December 2012)
The Art of War for Writers (begun in December 2012)
Princess Elizabeth’s Spy (begun in December 2012)
I’d Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had (begun in December 2012)
The Darkest Minds
The Sacred Romance
A Year of Biblical Womanhood (begun in December 2012)

February
Shadow of Night
Generous Justice
Successful Women Think Differently
In the Garden of Beasts
Uglies
The Paris Wife

March
The Beautiful and the Damned
What Good Is God?
Matched (#1)
The Silent Girl
Paranormalcy
I’m Down

April
The Happiness Project
Crazy Love
Olive Kitteridge
Operating Instructions
The Girl Who Became a Beatle
Blame It on the Brain

May
His Majesty’s Hope (Maggie Hope #3)
Forgotten God
You Lost Me
The Tiger’s Wife
Porn Again Christian

June
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
Putting Amazing Back into Grace
The Selection (#1)
A Tale of Two Cities

July
Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?
The Myth of Multitasking
Nickel and Dimed
Vienna Prelude (#1)
Jane Slayre

August
The Nazi Officer’s Wife
The Alchemist
CrossTalk
Running Scared

September
Untitled (Divergent #3)
Untitled (All Souls Trilogy #3)
The Paradox of Choice
Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother

October
The Purpose Driven Life
The Artist’s Way
Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World
Time Management for Unmanageable People

November
Suffering and the Sovereignty of God
The Bluest Eye
Bittersweet
The Total Money Makeover
The Money Book for the Young, Fabulous & Broke

December
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
Plot & Structure
Three Cups of Tea
When God Weeps
Ape House

I tend to read more at the beginning of the year and at the end of the year as I try to play catch up. It’s a lot to read, but I know I can do it as long as I pace myself! And Tim Keller will probably publish a book in 2013 so just add that to my list too.

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  1. December 17, 2012 at 6:52 PM

    I have a couple of those books on my “to-read” list as well. I just wanted to recommend to you to listen to the audio book version of, “I’m Down” – I loved it! Her voice took a little getting used to, but after awhile, I found it made the story even richer. Also, I wouldn’t recommend listening to, “Olive Kitteridge” on audio – there were too many characters for me to keep straight. I can’t wait to begin a new year of good books. 🙂
    Happy Reading!!! (or listening 🙂 )

    • Kass
      December 17, 2012 at 7:34 PM

      I haven’t heard from anyone who has read I’m Down so I’m really glad to hear that you enjoyed it! Did you enjoy Olive Kitteridge?

      Yes, I’m excited to read in 2013!

  2. December 17, 2012 at 10:53 PM

    Actually, I didn’t enjoy Olive Kitteridge. I really think it’s because I listened to it and I was unable to flip back and review who the characters were. I might give it another try later.
    I would have to say that the VERY best book to listen to is, “A Corner of the Universe” by Ann M. Martin. It’s a children’s book, but I would claim it as my favorite book this year. I enjoy seeing your reviews on goodreads and you have led me to a couple of great books. Thanks!

    • Kass
      December 17, 2012 at 11:43 PM

      Thanks! I remember liking Ann M. Martin’s books as a kid so I will add that book to my list of things to read in 2013.

  3. December 21, 2012 at 12:00 PM

    Hi! Would you mind if I share your blog with my twitter group?
    There’s a lot of people that I think would really appreciate your content. Please let me know. Thank you

    • Kass
      December 21, 2012 at 2:24 PM

      Please feel free! Thank you!

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