Read Mo’ Books


One of my big resolutions (okay, my only resolution) in 2012 was to read more books. I love to read and I work in publishing but I’d really gotten out of the habit of making time to sit down with a book in recent years. I set out to read 52 books in 2012 and I hit that goal in September so I upped it to 75 books. Thanks to a week on the beach at Thanksgiving, I finished 2012 having read 78 books. Here are my ten favorites in no particular order (with the exception of one, I think they all published in the last 2 years)…

read 2013

  1. Tigers in Red Weather
  2. The Chocolate Money
  3. The Age of Miracles
  4. Where’d You Go Bernadette
  5. Gone Girl
  6. The Chaperone
  7. The Art of Fielding
  8. The Fault in Our Stars
  9. So Big
  10. Rules of Civility

I currently have 103 books on my to-read list, but here’s what I’m most looking forward to reading in 2013 (most of these publish in the first half of the year, so get your pre-orders in!)…

to read 2013

  1. Beautiful Ruins
  2. Eleanor & Park
  3. The Dinner
  4. Me Before You
  5. Too Bright to Hear Too Loud to See
  6. Blueprints for Building Better Girls
  7. Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls
  8. Vampires in the Lemon Grove
  9. Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald
  10. Chanel Bonfire

What did you read in 2012? What are you looking forward to reading in 2013? Let’s be Goodreads friends!

13 Replies to “Read Mo’ Books”

  1. I originally had my goal set for 48 books in 2012, but by Christmas I’d already hit that so I upped it to 52 & hit it just in the nick of time. 🙂 I’ve set 2013 at 72, I might up it to 75. That’s a much more round sounding number. I’ll be adding these books to my Amazon list straight away. I’m not very active on Goodreads. I much more prefer Shelfari because I can sync my Amazon purchases with my Shelfari list & set yearly goals there. I might have to go play around with Goodreads more.
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    1. Yes! Publishers can set titles as “lendable.” When you purchase a book, you can lend it to one person (using their email address) for 14 days. There’s a website (though I think it has a fee) called ebookfling that can help facilitate those lends if you’re looking for a specific book to borrow. Also, if you’re an Amazon prime member, they have a huge lending library and many of the daily deal books are free, and other ebooks are discounted. Everything should work through the app.

      (And I wrote the following first. thinking you were talking about the trade in, but I’m going to leave it in case you didn’t know.)

      You can! Kinda. Newer releases (typically hardcover) can be sent in for a credit. They provide the shipping and the credits I’ve received have ranged from $1-5. Just go back to the book page and look in the right column for a trade in button with the price that is being offered.

      Glad you liked Chocolate Money! My copy is being passed all around.

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