Saturday, December 22, 2012

Fall Into Reading 2012 Wrap-Up

Year six--complete.

Thoughts: I still read fiction really quickly. I still read nonfiction really slowly. In some cases with books I know will be convicting, my inner procrastinator takes over and I don't get to them. For evidence:

My original list:
  • Seven by Jen Hatmaker

    I really, really do want to read this book. I just need the motivation to do so.
    I have read the intro about three times now.
  • Letting Go of Perfect by Amy Spiegel

    Sometimes, I cling to my perfectionism and use it to beat myself up. This is a pattern I can't seem to break out of. Perhaps in the new year.
  • Bittersweet by Shauna Niequist

    I am about 2/3 of the way through. Most of Shauna Niequist's essays are so poignant, I can only read one or two before needing a break---then I get distracted by one or three fiction books and soon I'm off and reading something else. But I have loved this book a lot. I *will* finish it.
  • Happier at Home by Gretchen Rubin
  • Wings of Glory trilogy by Sarah Sundin {need to reread the first two to make sense of the third}: A Distant Melody, A Memory Between Us, and Blue Skies Tomorrow

My list of other books I read but which are not on the original list--obviously, I have a problem committing to my list:

  • A Brew to a Kill - Cleo Coyle 
  • Full Disclosure - Dee Henderson
  • Vivaldi's Virgins - Barbara Quick
  • The Heart Remembers - Irene Hannon (for review)
  • Prom and Prejudice - Elizabeth Eulberg
  • Alaskan Hearts - Teri Wilson
  • Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend - Matthew Dicks
  • In the Shadow of Lions: A Novel of Anne Boleyn - Ginger Garrett
  • The Negotiator - Dee Henderson
  • Northern Lights - Nora Roberts
  • Psych: A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Read - William Rabkin
  • The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society - Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows {comfort reread, well worth it}
  • The Good Woman by Jane Porter
  • At Every Turn - Anne Mateer
  • The Call of the Wild - Jack London
  • The Meryl Streep Movie Club - Mia March

Fall Into Reading Challenge History: 2007     2008     2009     2010     2011


Lisa notes... said...

I think a lot of us have trouble sticking with our original list. ;-) But that's okay, right? I'm trying to learn to let go of books that aren't good instead of feeling compelled to read them only because I started them.

I loved the Potato Peel Society book too. Yes, a comfort read and pure pleasure.

Melanie said...

I just finished Full Disclosure recently...

I also had a problem sticking to my original reading list, but I did JUST make my goal.

Check out my wrap-up here:

Jen E @ mommablogsalot said...

I have a hard time sticking to my original list, too - my goal for this fall was more about getting through more books than usual, particularly books I already owned, and I managed to accomplish that even if the actual books changed over the course of the season, so I call that a success! :O) Happy holidays!

Claire said...

I read a lot that wasn't on my list too lol! Congratulations for reading what you did though :)

My wrap up is here if you'd like a look :)

Shonya said...

Chuckle, I think we book lovers all get distracted from our lists. I agree too that fiction books are so much faster/easier to read.

Having said that, you really must read 7. ;)

And Letting Go of Perfect? Think I'm gonna have to write that title down on my WTR list.

Susanne said...

I hear ya on the fiction/non-fiction thing. So hard for me to finish a non-fiction.

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