Sunday, January 18, 2009

30 Books

I was reading a blog the other day (and for the life of me, I can't remember which one) that talked about books. What they're reading, what they've read in the past. I think this blogger had even set a goal for themselves - 50 books in a year, or something like that. (If this was your blog, I'm sorry I forgot it was yours.)

That got me thinking that maybe I'd like to do that, too. Set a reading goal, I mean. I don't know if could hit 50 - that's almost a book a week and this should be a very busy year for me (graduation + job hunt + starting a new job [hopefully!] + normal life stuff = busy).

I'm going to aim for 30 this year. The hard part of this is going to be remembering to WRITE THEM DOWN and post them here.

BOOK The First:
The first book I finished this year was Twilight. I finished it in a couple of days. The teenage girl that lives in my heart? She gets this book. (Hell, the adult woman that lives in my heart gets it, too.) It was a fast read, and I really enjoyed it.

That's it. That's all I've finished so far.

But I've currently got 3 others going. I'm almost finished with New Moon. It wasn't my intention to read that one right now. I had started The Hour I First Believed by Wally Lamb (so far? LOVE!) but Bella and her troubles kept creeping in. So I gave in as I was obsessing about what happens at her 18th birthday party. (There was a sneak-peek preview in Twilight - they gave us the first chapter. If there is a preview chapter in New Moon, I'm going to try to NOT read it.) The third book I've got going is Just After Sunset by Stephen King. Since it's a bunch of short stories, this one is easier to read slowly. A story every few days and I get my SK fix.

Coming up:
  • I've got a Suzanne Brockmann book, Dark of Night, on order.
  • The Jane Austen novels (seriously. It's about damn time I read these.)
  • The other Twilight books.
What are your suggestions for must-reads? Help me build my list, people!


Molly's Mom said...

I am just starting to read "The Glass Castle" by Jeannette Walls, and it's good so far. I also just finished "Summer at Tiffany" by Marjorie Hart - very fun memoir about a woman's summer internship at the New York Tiffany & Co. in the 1940's. If you need any more ideas, let me know :)

Badger said...

The Monsters of Templeton! That is my must-read for this year. So far. LOVED it!

penny said...

I bought my nephew the Twilight books for Christmas. He already had "Twilight" so I kept it for myself. I'll get around to it eventually, but right now I'm finishing Kathy Reichs' series of books.

I can't believe I haven't even bought "Just After Sunset" yet!

eurolush said...

30 books in 2009?

You can do it!

A few of my favorites:

"Miss Buncle's Book"
"I Capture the Castle"
"A Gracious Plenty"

Three great reads!

PS-I read 37 in 2008...going for 52in 2009. Overachiever alert!

So far: 4 down!