Reading goals for the year

January 12, 2013
I love reading in my spare time, but lately I have been lacking in the extra time department and find myself always saying that I want to read certain books.  Getting around to actually reading them is another story.  I'm pretty sure that I've intended to read To Kill a Mockingbird for at least the past few years.  This stops right now!  I decided that I'm going to pick out 10 books that I want to read just for pleasure, and my goal will be to have them all read by the end of the year.

1) To Kill a Mockingbird--Several people have told me this was their favorite book of all time.  I saw the play awhile back and it was excellent.  Since it wasn't on my required reading list in school, I'm putting it on my required reading list now!

2)  The Mighty Miss Malone--Recommended in my children's literature class by professor who knows her stuff.

3) The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks--I see this book everywhere I go on the best-seller shelf.  I picked it up and read the back and it appeals to me...I rarely read non-fiction books, so I thought I'd give this one a shot.

4) Say You're One of Them--Found it at Half Price Books and the synopsis on the back looked interesting.  It was nominated for some awards and Oprah liked it.  Also, I love reading international books, so I'm sold.

5) This book isn't even out yet and is still untitled, but it would be the third book in the Divergent series by Veronica Roth.  It is scheduled to be released in the fall of this year, and for me it is a must read.  There is no way I can go without knowing what happens to the main characters!

6) The Casual Vacancy--I am very curious about J.K. Rowling's first attempt at an adult novel.

7) Mary Mrs. A Lincoln--The movie Lincoln sparked my curiosity about Mary Todd.  Even though this is a piece of fictional work, true events are incorporated into the story.

8) The Host-- I feel like I might not even like this book, since I had mixed feelings on the whole Twilight series.  Then I was going to read it, but changed my mind when Stephanie Meyer said she would no longer be releasing the sequel due to someone leaking parts of the second book on the internet.  (Or was this just a rumor??)  However, I saw the trailer for it recently, and I started thinking about it again...so I give up!  I'm intrigued, even though I really don't want to be!

9) The Kitchen House--Goodreads.com created a list for me based on my reading interests, and this book looked like the one I'd enjoy the most. 

10)  The Fault in Our Stars--This book shot up to #1 on Amazon.com, and is about two teenagers with cancer running off to Amsterdam in order to try to meet an author of a book they both loved.

I just started this blog and don't even know if anyone is reading it yet, but if you're out there, leave a comment about what books you would like to read this year!
4 comments on "Reading goals for the year"
  1. Read To Kill a Mockingbird for sure!! You will not be disappointed ;)

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  2. I read "To Kill a Mockingbird" in the eighth grade. It was a great book. Have you ever read "The Great Gatsby?"

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    1. Yes, I had to for a college history class. What about it?

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