A few months ago, I posted about struggling to finish a book. I used to be a voracious reader but I found, especially when C was an infant, that I had trouble fitting books into my schedule.
I read a decent amount of books in 2011, mostly before I had C in August of that year. Here’s 2011’s list:
Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy
The Heart of the Matter – Graham Greene
The End of the Affair – Graham Greene
Paris 1919 – Margaret MacMillan
The Power and the Glory – Graham Greene (I really, really love Graham Greene)
Prisoner of Tehran – Marina Nemat
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Mark Twain
Room – Emma Donoghue
A Thousand Splendid Suns – Khaled Hosseini
The Birth House – Ami McKay
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – Steig Larsson
Hunger Games Trilogy – Suzanne Collins
Aaaaand, here is what I read in 2012:
Drop Dead Healthy – A.J. Jacobs
Why Have Kids? – Jessica Valenti
How to Be a Woman – Caitlin Moran
The Love You Make: An Insider’s Story of the Beatles – Peter Brown & Steven Gaines
A Nation Worth Ranting About – Rick Mercer
Our Man in Havana – Graham Greene
1982 – Jian Ghomeshi
The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared – Jonas Jonasson
So that’s it. It’s not much, but it’s better than nothing, I suppose. If I included What to Expect the First Year /Toddler Years, Barnyard Dance and Animal Boogie, the list would probably be a better representation of what I actually spent my time reading.
I’ve decided that 2013 is going to be a better year, literature-wise.
And I’m hoping that you, readers, can give me some suggestions. From my lists, you can see what I tend to gravitate towards. I’m currently tackling a book about the Cuban Missile Crisis (the fantastic Armageddon Letters). But I’m open to other things, and I think it’s important to branch out and broaden one’s horizons. So, please, send me your suggestions!