I didn't get to read as many books in 2012 as I would have liked, but I had some really good excuses: a ton of work, crazy mother-in-law issues (not going any further than that, just trust me on that one), a child who has been getting chemo treatments (he's doing well and will be fine...thank you for your concern), and a number of other distractions. All in all, though, I was able to read 20 books which ain't too bad with all things considered.
So instead of retracing the books I did read, I thought I'd give you a quick list of 10 books I didn't read and had it been any other year, I would have completed them.
Lone Wolf by Jodi Picoult
I went to the book signing, I picked up my hard cover copy, and it sat on my nightstand. Maybe next year.
Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult & Samantha Van Leer
...sigh....I was hoping to read this within a week. It will go by quickly once I can give it some attention.
Chicago Stories by Michael Czyzniejewski
I'm about one-third of the way through this one. More to follow.
The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
One day very soon, I will curl up with a nice cup of tea and this book.
Nom de Plume: A (Secret) History of Pseudonyms by Carmela Ciuraru
I just purchased this book. It's on my 2013 to read list.
Boardwalk Empire: The Birth, High Times, and Corruption of Atlantic City by Nelson Johnson
Gangsters, the 1920's and an addicting cable program. It has to be a great read, too. Another one I just picked up.
The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling
It arrived through Amazon. It's big and thick. It's sitting on my night stand. For months now.
Giants in the Park: A Guide to Portrait Statues in Chicago's Lincoln Park by Krista August
I've read a little of this one, but like the others, just haven't had the time to finish.
If Hooks Could Kill (A Crochet Mystery) by Betty Hechtman
Oh how I would love to get lost in the world of Molly Pink. Unfortunately, I had a bunch of things to crochet for Christmas.
A History of the World in 100 Objects by Neil MacGregor
By the time I get to this, there may be another 100 objects for the author to write about.
Sacre Bleu: A Comedy d'Art by Christopher Moore
It's Christopher Moore and art and comedy. I need to read this and soon!
These 10 books are on my 2013 to read list. I wonder how many others I'll add...and how many others will take their place on my stuffed shelves. Regardless, I love each and every one, whether it's an actual book or digital book.
I hope your new year is full of health and beauty and fabulous reading!