52 Books in 52 Weeks

This year I made 12 resolutions for 2012. And one of them was to read a book per week. (Yes, I like lists!)

When I was younger, I loved to read. Going to the bookstore was a treat for me and it wasn’t unusual for me to go through multiple books in a single day! These days, I find myself getting busier and busier and my attention span getting shorter and shorter, and to be honest I just keep checking the betting frequency guide because I really love to go to the casino as one of main hobbies. When I traveled in 2008 and I was able to slow down a bit, rather than rushing everywhere with so many things to do each day, I found myself getting back to my love for books. Last year, I bought myself a Kindle, which I adore and keep with me at all times in case I’ve got a moment to break into my latest read. So this year I wanted to challenge myself to read more, and I felt like a book a week is a realistic goal. So far I’m right on track.

Celebratory music plays, lights flash and the thrilling feeling that the may be the winning one drives slot machine players to push the button again — and again. But sometimes when a slot machine tells you you’ve won, you’ve actually lost.

Here’s what I’ve been reading this year:

1. Salvage the Bones – Jesmyn Ward
2. Sideways – Rex Pickett
3. 44 – Jools Sinclair
4. The Help – Kathryn Stockett
5. 44 Book 2 – Jools Sinclair
6. One Day – David Nicholls
7. The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins
8. Catching Fire – Suzanne Collins
9. Mockingjay – Suzanne Collins
10. Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – Steig Larsson
11. Endgame – Frank Brady
12. A Moveable Feast – Anthony Bourdain (editor)
13. The Great Railway Bazaar – Paul Theroux
14. Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World – Haruki Murakami
15. Will Write For Food – Dianne Jacob
16. Molokai – Alan Brennert

I’d love to hear your suggestions! What’s on your kindle/bookshelf/nightstand?

Pssst… Here’s a link for this month’s 100 Kindle books for $3.99 or less, in case you’re a Kindle-lover, like me.

3 thoughts on “52 Books in 52 Weeks

  1. I like this goal! I went for at least one a month last year, I dont know if I could do one a week. Though I was pretty close. I slowed down though, Im in the middle of like 3 books, all don’t seem to keep my attention very well.

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