Thursday, January 3, 2013

2013: reading preview

For 2013, I have a goal of reading 40 books. This will be a bit more manageable than 2012 when I had the goal of 52 books. I did come very close and finished my 47th book on December 31, 2012, but I felt like it was limiting in some aspects since 1Q84 seemed to break my stride a bit since it was 1,026 pages long and still only counted as one book. I think 40 books will allow for the longer books I am wanting to read, such as Stephen King's The Stand, which I started on January 1, 2013. This is the uncut version and clocks in at 1,439 pages.
I have other books in mind to read this year, as well, such as finishing the Matched triology (Reached by Ally Condie), An Abundance of Katherines by John Green, and the second in the Razorland trilogy by Ann Aguirre, Outpost.

For non-fiction, my readings in feminist literature will continue with works such as Female Chauvinist Pigs: Women and the Rise of Raunch Culture by Ariel Levy, The Richer Sex: How the New Majority of Female Breadwinners Is Transforming Sex, Love and Family by Liza Mundy, and The Beauty Myth: How Images of Beauty are Used Against Women by Naomi Wolf.

There are also a few books from 2012 that are supposed to be very good, at least according to the editors at Amazon. These include The Middlesteins by Jami Attenberg, Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter, and The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker.

The year will most likely end how it began: with another Stephen King book! But this time it will be 11/22/63, a book I have been wanting to read ever since it came out! 
Have a suggestion of something I might like? Leave it as a comment and I'll see if I can work it in. Just because my goal is 40 books doesn't mean I can't overachieve!