2013 Reading Plan

I know I haven't wrapped up 2012 and still have a couple books to go to complete the A to Z challenge.  However, have been working on 2013 reading plans. 

I am hosting the 52 Books in 52 Weeks challenge which includes several mini challenges. My goal for 2013 is to read those books that have been on my shelves gathering dust. Also those chunky (over 500 pages) and long forgotten books - ones that have been calling my name for quite a while. Once again, I'll be instituting a buying ban for the first four months of the new year until I've managed to whittle down my TBR pile.

52 Books mini challenge: Dusty and/or Chunky books

I have come up with several categories and I'm going with 12 or more chunky books: Have Mercy Baby and 12 or more dusty books: Croon for me - Bobby Darrin
  1. A Discovery of Witches - Deborah Harkness  (592)
  2. Betrayal - John Lescroat (567)
  3. Black Order - James Rollins (622)
  4. Dr. Zhivago - Boris Pasternak  (519)  
  5. Dragonfly in Amber #2 - Diana Gabaldon  (947)
  6. Hopscotch - Julio Cortazar (564)
  7. Inheritance (#4 Inheritance cycle) - Christopher Paolini (849)
  8. Map of Bones - James Rollins (540)
  9. The Doomsday Key - James Rollins  (539)
  10. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - Stieg Larsson (672)
  11. The Invisible Bridge - Julie Orringer  (784)
  12. The Twelve - Justin Cronin (592)
  13. The Vendetta Defense - Lisa Scottoline (518)
  14. Vanity Fair - William Thackeray  (1000)
  15. Voyager - Diana Gabaldon  (1059) 
  16. With No One As Witness - Elizabeth George  (901)
  17. Winter's Tale - Mark Helprin (745)

52 books mini challenge: Inspiration Reading Project
I'm going with the inspiration category of 12 or more books
  1. Echoing Silence: Thomas Merton on the Vocation of Writing
  2. Essays - Michel De Montaigne
  3. Jesus of Nazereth: Holy Week - Pope Benedict XVI
  4. Life of Prayer - St Teresa
  5. Memories, Dreams, Reflections - C.G. Jung
  6. Mere Christianity - C.S. Lewis
  7. Mother Teresa, Come Be My Light
  8. New Seeds of Contemplation - Thomas Merton 
  9. The Apostles - Pope Benedict XVI
  10. The Great Tradition: Classical Readings - Richard Gamble
  11. The Writer's Journey - Christopher Vogler
  12. Three Philosophies of Life - Peter Kreeft 
52 Books mini challenge:  Oh Canada!
Category:  No Time: Read one fiction and/or one non fiction 

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52 Books mini Challenge: Book versus Movie

  1. Chocolat by Joanne harris vs movie - Chocolat
  2. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep - Philip K. Dick vs movie - Blade Runner

What's in a Name

Beth Fish Reads What's in a Name Challenge to be completed between January 1 and December 31, 2013, and read one book in each of the following categories:  Books in italics are those currently in my TBR Pile

  1. A book with up or down (or equivalent) in the title: Fall from Grace, Fall of Ashes or The Man in the High Castle
  2. A book with something you'd find in your kitchen in the title:   Night of Long Knive, Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie
  3. A book with a party or celebration in the title: The Maine Event or Vanity Fair
  4. A book with fire (or equivalent) in the title: Where There's Smoke
  5. A book with an emotion in the title: Under the Raging Moon or V is for Vengeance
  6. A book with lost or found (or equivalent) in the title: A Discovery of Witche

1 comment:

  1. You have some really, really great books on your list. And thanks for participating in WIAN 6.

    Merry, merry Christmas to you and I hope you and your family have a healthy and safe new year.


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