You all know I’m a big fan of reading and writing, but so far my talk of books has been limited to reviews and random polls of what you’re currently reading. After a morning filled with Pinterest – a dangerously addictive site – I’ve decided it would be fun to create a “to-read” list for 2012, in hopes that I will be able to actively cross the books off as I go…and that perhaps you will join me!
Side note: I want to find a way to create these bookstairs in my future home.
The theme of this year’s reading is “series.” Bobby and I were given a lot of box sets for Christmas (not to mention my current wallet-draining fascination with Outlander), and my goal is to read them all. I’ll be posting reviews of the first book in each series and then will do a wrap up of the entire collection once I’ve finished, with a spoiler alert so that I don’t give away anything from the earlier books.
Below is my starter list. Ambitious? Yes, but doable. I’m sure there will be changes as the year progresses, but in the meantime I will post it to my Books page to keep track. Our apartment might overflow someday soon, but at least there will be some great literary adventures in the meantime.
To Read in Twenty Twelve
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon Voyager by Diana Gabaldon
- Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer (reading now)
- Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon
- The Fiery Cross by Diana Gabaldon
- A Breath of Snow and Ashes by Diana Gabaldon
- An Echo in the Bone by Diana Gabaldon
- The Dark River by John Twelve Hawkes (second book in the Traveler trilogy)
- The Golden City by John Twelve Hawkes
- The Space Between Us by Thrity Umrigar
- Wish by Melina Gerosa Bellows
- Skinny by Diana Spechler
- These Things Hidden by Heather Gudenkauf
- Insurgent by Veronica Roth
- Devil in the White City by Erik Larsen
- The Gunslinger by Stephen King (Dark Tower Series)
- The Drawing of Three by Stephen King (Dark Tower Series)
- The Waste Lands by Stephen King (Dark Tower Series)
- Wizard and Glass by Stephen King (Dark Tower Series)
- A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
- A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin
- A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin
- A Feast of Crows by George R.R. Martin
- A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin
I would love for you to join me in reading any of the books on this list that look interesting to you. And if you’ve read any of them already, I’d love to know what you think!