2012 Reading Wrap up
Did you meet or beat your own personal goal? I really didn't have a specific goal, just to slow down and enjoy my reads.
Favorite top 5 books of 2012:
Raw Shark Texts by Steven Hall. One of the most unique stories I ever written.
The Rose Labyrinth by Titanie Hardi
Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
The Last Refuge by Ben Coes
By the Light of the Moon by Dean Koontz
Favorite Series: Urban Fantasy Allie Beckstrom series by Devon Monk
Favorite Audiobook: J.D Robb’s In Death series. I've been listening to the series all year in the car and sometimes while treadmilling. I'm up to #31 Indulgence in Death.
Least Favorite Book: Switched by Amanda Hocking. I really didn’t like Wendy, the main character.
One book you thought you'd never read and was pleasantly surprised you like it? Ahab’s Wife by Sena Jeter Naslund.
One book you thought you'd love but didn't? Bram Stoker’s The Snakes Pass. Had been looking forward to reading it a long time but couldn’t get past the writing style.
One book that touched you - made you laugh, cry, sing or dance: A Light in the Window by Julie Lessman.
Any new to you authors discovered and you can't wait to read more of their stories? Dean Koontz, Devon Monk, Jennifer Estep to name a few.
Name the longest book you read? The Passage by Justin Cronin at 784
Shortest? A Light in the Window by Julie Lessman
Name the most unputdownable book you read? It was a tie between Raw Shark Texts and The Last Refuge by Ben Coes.
Book that had the greatest impact on you this year? James Scott Bell’s Revision and Self Editing.
What book would you recommend everybody read? Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
What are your goals for the new year? What book are you most looking forward to reading in 2013?
Here's my basic reading plan for 2013. I’m looking forward to reading Hopscotch with Stacia from WTM and whoever else wants to join us. Delving into a few non fiction and inspirational books, plus a bunch of chunky and dusty books. I think the books I’m looking forward to starting the year with are Vanity Fair by William Thackary and a couple non fiction books: Echoing Silence: Thomas Merton on the Vocation of Writing and The Write-Brain Workbook: 366 exercises to liberate your writing by Bonnie Neubaue.