Saturday, January 5, 2013

New Year Goals

It's January 2013 and as the gyms fill up with everyone who's made a resolution to lose weight this year, it's time for me to take stock of my goals for the year.

  1. Read 40 books
  2. Read 3 non-fiction books
  3. Enjoy goals 1 & 2 :)
I decided that I am not going to try for anything too ambitious, mostly because I really want to do goal 3 rather than pick up books based on some arbitrary criteria.

Here are 3 of the books that I would like to read in 2013:

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth E. Wein - this is a YA novel that appeared on so many 2012 best lists that I am really curious to try it

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society: A Novel by Mary Ann Shaffer - this also got a whole lot of rave reviews and sounds like a fun read.

Still Life: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel by Louise Penny - I first read a review of this book on Carl's blog and it caught my interest. I am definitely expanding into mystery novels these days.

Looking forward to seeing what everyone else is reading. Best of 2012 lists definitely bolstered my to-read list and I am looking forward to some awesome books in the months to come.


  1. We are so reading Code Name Verity together; I've heard so much about that one in the past year. I've almost heard as much about Code Name Verity as another bestseller than won a host of honors and accolades that it would seem you've recently devoured.

    As to The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society; I thought it harmless but I wouldn't expect it to move your world.

    Never heard of Still Life but that review you linked to makes it out to be pretty good.

    Oh, and I love goal number three: I think that is more important than the numbers mentioned in one and two.

    1. Group read for Code Name Verity sounds like a plan. February?