One of my goals for 2012 was to read more. Last year around this time, I was feeling like some sort of statistic – you know, featured in all those doomsday articles you see online about how people don’t read anymore. Then my colleagues gifted me a Kindle Fire for Christmas and I hoped it would be the inspiration I needed to read (non-crochet and non-knitting) books.
I read 7 books in 2011. (I’m defining “read” loosely here, since 4 were audiobooks.) I was hoping to read at least 12 in 2012, and I was able to (slightly) exceed my goal! So without further ado, here is the list of non-crafty books I read in 2012.
- The City and the Stars by Arthur C. Clarke
- Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs (my review)
- Jeff Herman’s Guide to Book Publishers, Editors, and Literary Agents, 22E
- The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
- The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson
- The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest by Stieg Larsson (my Millenium Trilogy review)
- Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain (my review)
- Halfway Human by Carolyn Ives Gilman (my review)
- Dying Inside by Robert Silverberg (my review)
- The Righteous by Michael Wallace (my review)
- The Year of the Flood: A Novel by Margaret Atwood
- How To Love Your Job Or Find A New One by Joanna Penn (my review)
- Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion by Elizabeth L. Cline (my review)
- The Last Man by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (my review)
- The Brief History of the Dead: A Novel by Kevin Brockmeier (my review)
- Here by Denise Grover Swank (my review)
I found out about many of these books through Wednesday’s Yarn Along with Small Things. I’m looking for more books to read in 2013, and I’m always interested in finding more recommendations on Goodreads, so feel free to stop by my profile page and add me to your friends!