Since my last entry, I have completed two more books (that I enjoyed very much):
Assorted Fire Events, by David Means
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest, by Stieg Larsson
Additionally, I am currently reading the following books, all at the same time (which I’m finding rather fun!):
Providence of a Sparrow: Lessons from a Life Gone to the Birds, by Chris Chester
Unaccustomed Earth, by Jhumpa Lahiri
Three Junes, by Julia Glass
Living Dead in Dallas, by Charlaine Harris
I’m so pleased that I made this resolution last year. Although I came up a few books short, I still read 48 books over twelve months, which is way more than I read last year! Or any other year of my life, for that matter. This challenge has reiterated to me the joys of reading, and it has taught me that it’s not so hard to make time to read. It’s well-worth it to make the effort to incorporate more books into your life!
A few friends have asked for my favorite and least favorite books from the year.
Here are the best, in my opinion (in no particular order):
Week 3: 2666, by Roberto Bolaño
Week 7: The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, by Haruki Murakami
Week 31: The Hakawati, by Rabih Alameddine
Week 34: The World According to Garp, by John Irving
Week 10: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, by Betty Smith
Here are the worst:
Week 6: Words, by Jean-Paul Sartre
Week 17: Henry’s Demons, by Patrick Cockburn and Henry Cockburn
Week 29: Jonathan Livingston Seagull, by Richard Bach
Week 37: Talkative Man, by R.K. Narayan
Week 45: Falling Man, by Don DeLillo
And with that, I say goodbye and wish everyone a wonderful 2012! Happy reading!