These monthly recaps have quickly gotten out of hand! I’ve read so much to catch up lately that I won’t bore you with a huge post. But in case you’re wondering, here’s what I read to finish off 2012:
1. The Fairy Ring: Or Elsie and Frances Fool the World – Mary Losure
2. I’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have to Kill You – Ally Carter
3. Friends with Boys – Faith Erin Hicks
4. My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece – Annabel Pitcher
5. Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy – Ally Carter
6. At Home: A Short History of Private Life – Bill Bryson
7. The Miserable Mill (A Series of Unfortunate Events #4) – Lemony Snicket
8. Don’t Judge a Girl By Her Cover – Ally Carter
9. The Nutcracker – E.T.A. Hoffmann, illustrated by Maurice Sendak
10. Grave Mercy – Robin LaFevers
Last month was a great month for reading. I really loved everything I read/listened to. I have been reading all the Ally Carter books (about a boarding school for teenage spies) because they are super popular at my library and I’m having a release party for the latest Heist Society book next month. I also tried to read more widely in December so I included some nonfiction (The Fairy Ring), nonfiction on audio (At Home), a graphic novel (Friends with Boys) and some historical fiction with a tinge of fantasy (Grave Mercy). I also loved Maurice Sendak’s Nutcracker–who knew that the Nutcracker actually had a complete plot! I’d recommend all these titles.
This year I’ve made a couple resolutions related to my reading habits.
- Read 100 books
- Read more widely (more adult titles, a classic or 2, genres other than realistic romantic comedies!)
- Read more books to recommend to 12 year old boys (The number one question I’m asked at work is what to recommend to these guys and I only have a handful of options)
- Read more of the books that my teens recommend to me (which should help me accomplish all the previous goals)
Wish me luck!