Reading List for 2014

updated 3.30.14

One of my (many) goals for the year is to read more.  This proves to be difficult because I:

  A.  Have two small children who like all of my attention.
  B.  Have a home that seems to produce mess and clutter spontaneously and exponentially.
  C.  Really, really like to take naps and get to bed at a decent hour.

Nevertheless, I wanted to keep a list, if only for myself, as a reminder of what I wanted to read when I get the chance.  PLUS - for Christmas this year, I got one of the best gifts:  cash.  And with it, I purchase a Kindle Paperwhite.  Thanks to Amazon Prime, I can borrow a book a month, which is probably more than I'll actually get the read, but dream big, right?

(no particular order)

  • 50 Shades of Grey, by E.L. James
  • Enders Game, by Orson Scott Card
  • The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak
  • Serena, by Ron Rash (Abandoned, too slow.  I fear the movie I was so excited for will be the same thing.)
  • Divergent, by Veronica Roth
  • Reconstructing Amelia, by Kimberly McCreight 
  • The Silent Wife, by A.S.A. Harrison
  • Orphan Train, by Christine Baker Kline  (loved it, finished it in three days!  A must read!)
  • Those Who Save Us, Jenna Blum
  • The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (Devoured in three good chunks, and could have done it faster if nappers cooperated better.  Good, kinda like a Jodi Picoult or Nicolas Sparks book, grab the predictable, but wonderfully loving Kleenex for this one.)

I made my list by the help of Facebook friends, {this list} of Books to Read Before Hollywood Ruins Them, and What Should I Read Next?

Not sure where to start… pretty sure Nate is voting for 50 Shades...

For the record, books that I did read and would totally read again are:

  • Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn
  • The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini
  • Sarah's Key, by Gilles Paquet-Brenner
  • Memoirs of a Geisha, by Arthur Golden
  • Water for Elephants, by Sara Gruen

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Emma Coxy said...

Writing a list is a great idea, not only does it give you a plan but a sense of pride when you have read all of the books on your list.

I think I may write a list too.

Shannon Dew said...

Meh you can skip books 2 & 3 in the 50 Shades series, they get worse as they go on. I want to start reading more in the new year too. My 2 girlfriends and I are starting a book club and our first book is The Husbands Secret...can't wait to start it!

Cortney Niznick said...

Just read the first maze runner book. Also life as we knew it. Both teen fiction. Super quick reads. Looks like some on your list.

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