Thursday, January 9, 2014

Ramble: A Year Behind and A Year Ahead

Once again, I reflect on the past year of reading and look ahead to the coming year. 


Total: 103.

This is 3 more than my goal of 100 and I'm pleased. In particular, I'm happy I was able to improve over 2012's dismal showing of barely 80 books.

I jumped head first into Graphic Novels. I discovered that I highly enjoy this story format.

My favorite reads from 2013:

Grimm Fairy Tales Presents (Entire Series)

The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins

The Necromancer Chronicles by Amanda Downum

Celia Garth by Gwen Bristow

The Wisdom of Crowds: Why the Many Are Smarter than the Few and How Collective Wisdom Shapes Business, Economies, Societies and Nations by James Surowiecki

The Muse of the Revolution: The Secret Pen of Mercy Otis Warren and the Founding of a Nation by Nancy Rubin Stuart

A Midwife's Tale: The Life of Martha Ballard Based on Her Diary 1785-1812 by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

A Treasury of A.W. Tozer: A Collection of Tozer Favorites by A.W. Tozer


This year, I have several book resolutions:

One, I'm going to try not to buy so many books. Seriously. Oh, I'll buy some. But no more estate sales or book sales or Amazon binges. I have so many I need to read....

Two, I'm going to adhere more strictly to the Rule of Three.

Three, I'm going to explore Manga.

What about you? How did your 2013 reading go? Any 2014 goals or plans?

1 comment:

  1. My 2014 resolutions regarding books are to read all of the books currently loaned to me and read at least 24 books total. (I honestly haven't counted all the books on my "loaned" shelf--I may meet my quota just by finishing those!) I love to read, but I also love to crochet, so I'm hoping that giving myself a specific number of books to complete will help balance these two beloved hobbies.

    Thanks for sharing your "Theading Roughts". I always read them, even if I don't often comment!