I wouldn't have been a year ago. Back then I was afraid to make a list of books to read. That list never got started, let alone finished, so instead I made a list of books I read, and have been doing so on Goodreads ever since. (Yes, I'm supposed to also list them here, and I haven't done that for a long time. I'll try to do that soon my friends. Please, don't define "soon" for me.) What a joy it has been for me to see what I've read, instead of what I should be reading.
As my friend list on Goodreads has grown, so too has my "to read" list. Plus my children also have a list of books they want me to read. What better time than with Jane's challenge to start tackling the list?
From friends and kids to books I have been wanting to read, here are the books I Plan to Read in 2013:
- Term Limits by Vince Flynn
- American Assassin by Vince Flynn
- The Princess Bride by William Goldman
- An Untamed Land by Lauraine Snelling
- Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
- A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
- Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
- Hidden America: From Coal Miners to Cowboys, an Extraordinary Exploration of the Unseen People Who Make This Country Work by Jeanne Marie Laskas
- Betsy-Tacy by Maud Hart Lovelace
- Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
- Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
- Kill Shot by Vince Flynn
- The Book of Three by Lloyd Alexander
- The Complete Book of Running For Women by Claire Kowalchik
- The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling
Note: It has taken me several days to make this list. I now realize that I pick books on the spur of the moment. What sounds good now, what intrigues me while browsing the library shelves. Putting this list together is a little frightening - what if I don't like it? What if I'm not in the "mood?" Oh well, won't know until I try, so I'm jumping in with both feet.