Friday, January 13, 2012

2012 Reading Goals

I'm kinda late with this but I wasn't really reading when 2011 ended. Now that I am again I figure it's a good time to think about what I want to read this upcoming year.
  • Read at least 5 books of poetry (The Chameleon Couch by Yusef Komunyakaa; Coming to That by Dorothea Tanning; The Smooth Yarrow by Susan Glickman; )
  • Read at least 5 collections of short stories (Radio Belly by Buffy Cram; )
  • Read at least 2 plays
  • Read at least 5 novels in verse (I Heart You, You Haunt Me by Lisa Schroeder; Fallout by Ellen Hopkins; October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard by Lesléa Newman; Collateral by Ellen Hopkins; )
  • Read at least 5 non-fiction books (The Untamed Garden by Sonia Day; The Skinny Rules by Bob Harper; Invincible Microbe by Jim Murphy and Alison Blank; The Storytelling Animal by Jonathan Gottschall; The Art of the Epigraph compiled and edited by Rosemary Ahern)
  • Read at least 5 classics ( )
  • Read at least 5 memoirs (Eating Dirt by Charlotte Gill; Blue Nights by Joan Didion; The Guardians by Sarah Manguso;  )
Some specifics: 
  • Read a book by Laurie Halse Anderson
  • Read a book by Sarah Addison Allen
  • Read a book by Lauren Oliver (Pandemonium; Before I Fall; The Spindlers)
  • Read Matched by Ally Condie 
  • Read a book by Kelley Armstrong (The Calling)
  • Read a book by John Green
  • Read The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides
  • Read Waking Storms by Sarah Porter
  • Read a series by Scott Westerfeld (Peeps; The Last Days)
  • Read a book by Maile Meloy (The Apothecary)
  • Read a book by Stephanie Perkins (Anna and the French Kiss; Lola and the Boy Next Door)
  • Read Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
  • Read a book by Kirsten Hubbard (Like Mandarin; Wanderlove)
  • Read The Tiger's Wife by Téa Obreht
  • Read a book by Haruki Murakami
  • Read a book by Donna Freitas
  • Read a book by Amy Reed
  • Read a book by Laura Kasischke
  • Read a book by Sarah Dessen 
  • Read a book by Courtney Summers (Cracked Up To Be; Some Girls Are; This Is Not A Test)
  • Read a book by Sarah Ockler (Twenty Boy Summer)
  • Read a book by José Saramego
Well there they are. I don't plan to check back to this list often but I figure it can't hurt to have some inspiration if I feel like I can't find anything to read. Do you have any 2012 reading goals? Or anything I absolutely must add to my list?

1 comment:

  1. I have a goal of reading Shatter Me by Taherah Mafi and Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins. I've been hearing too many good things about them!


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