Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Books Read in 2012

I've been keeping track of the books that I've read each year on my blog. In 2009 and 2010 I read 24 books each year. In 2011 I read 29 books. For 2012 I set a goal of 30 books but unfortunately didn't reach my goal as I only read 26! I was so close! The cool thing is that I've started keeping track by using Goodreads.

By using Goodreads I can keep track of what books I've read, what books I want to read and I can review the books I've read and read reviews of the books I want to read that other readers have already read. Wow...that sounds like a tongue twister!

And another thing I love about Goodreads is that I don't have to go search for all the book covers...they save them for me! Gotta love that. Here's the first 20 I read. Of these twenty the book Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn is my favorite, but the book and the movie The Help are a close second.

Here's the rest of the books...

So my goal for 2013 is to try to reach the goal that I didn't reach in 2012...30 books. Can I do it? I think I can. Maybe if I turn the TV off a little more often and reach for a book I'll make it!

What's your goal for 2013?


Paula@SweetPea said...

It's impressive that you were able to read 26 books in 2012. I really want to read Gone Girl. I'm going to wait until it's in paperback and enjoy it then.

Alicia said...

It's a great book Paula. I would tell you I would send you my copy but I don't remember who I loaned it to last! I guess I will just have to wait til that person returns it. The beginning is a little slow but it captures you quickly!

Sextant said...

Impressive! Especially when we remember that not only do you work full time but you did extensive home remodeling in 2012.

I had a vague notion of reading one book a week in 2013, but I tend to avoid resolutions or goals as I never live up to them.

Gone Girl was probably my favorite although there was one serious logical error in the book that didn't hold up.

Alicia said...

Thank you for noticing! I am quite impressive :) I try to read at least an hour before going to sleep and that's usually what puts me to sleep.

I too don't make resolutions but setting goals I think is a good thing. At least it gives you something to strive for.

What didn't you like about Gone Girl?

Sextant said...

Didn't want to say here because it is a spoiler. Sent it to you in a PM on Goodreads.

Audra said...

Looks like we read 8 of the same books in 2012. Now that I am off work indefinitely, I hope to catch up on my reading. Since I am terribly frugal I usually buy most of my books from yard sales or thrift stores where I pay next to nothing for them. Luckily I have a former co-worker that gives me current titles after she has read them. My daughter is always trying to give me her second generation Kindle, but I decline as I love books...there is something about the tangible experience of a book that is lacking in a Kindle. I will use the rest of your reads from 2012 to form a list of "to look for" when I am out at sales.

Alicia said...

Audra, Theres's nothing like reading a book-book. I too love the tangible experience of holding a book and turning a page and using my favorite bookmarker. Now you've made me wonder which eight we read...lol.