Another year, another list of books I hope to read. Of course, I don't always get through my list. I certainly read a lot last year -- I just didn't get to everything that was on my Booking It list. Somehow, I got distracted by other books. I guess that can happen when you've got a Kindle and can get free books with the click of a button.
What follows isn't an official to-read list for the next year. Instead, it's more of a list of categories of books plus a few specific titles that I'm interested in reading. I'm hoping that this type of plan will help me add a bit more variety to my reading time.
If I find a really good book, I'll try to post about it on the last Monday of the month and then link up to Booking It 2013 at Life as MOM. If you're looking for reading inspiration, Jessica has a HUGE list of books that might be interesting to read here. Bundle of the Week is also a good resource for potential reading material. I'm on their email list, so I just might splurge on another bundle if the topic is something that really catches my eye.
As it stands now, here's what I'm considering for 2013.
French-Related Stuff: Okay, I'm a total sucker for anything related to France!
- Bringing up Bébé: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting by Pamela Druckerman
- French Kids Eat Everything: How Our Family Moved to France, Cured Picky Eating, Banned Snacking, and Discovered 10 Simple Rules for Raising Happy, Healthy Eaters by Karen Le Billion
- French Women for All Seasons: A Year of Secrets, Recipes, and Pleasure by Mireille Guiliano
American Classics: I think this might be a good year to explore some American Classics. Sadly, there are some "big" books that I've never read. I'm getting a little tired of thinking to myself, "I've never read that." when a classic is referred to on TV or in another book. So, I just might try to check some off the list.
- To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
- The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain - I can't remember if I actually read this or not. Huck and Tom Sawyer kind of blend together in my mind. But, I found a free kindle version here so it won't cost me a thing to check it out.
Fan Literature: I haven't really explored the world of fan literature, but I thought it might be interesting to try it out this year.
- Sydney's Story: A Prequel to Tale of Two Cities by Eileen Granfors - My high school teacher wrote this book! I remember enjoying A Tale of Two Cities in high school although I do seem to remember that it made me cry. I thought it might be interesting to read Mrs. Granfors' prequel to it. While I'm at it, I'll probably reread A Tale of Two Cities since it's been a good, oh, twenty years since I read it. (Man, does that sentence make me feel old!)
- Georgiana Darcy's Diary: Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice Continued by Anna Elliott - I love Jane Austen and have read many of her books. I usually read P & P once a year or so. I picked this Kindle version up for free, so I'll definitely give it a try. I believe the author has created a sequel so I might consider picking that up if I enjoy it enough (and if its cheap enough).
Motherhood & Parenting: I picked up all of these ebooks through Bundle of the Week this week. So of course, they are on the list!
- Nurturing Creativity by Renee Tougas
- Mindset for Moms by Jamie Martin
- Parenting with Positive Guidance by Amanda Morgan
- 4 Moms of 35+ Kids Answer Your Parenting Questions
- Steady Days by Jamie Martin
Work: These were on my list last year, but I never got to finish them. I'll give it another go this year.
- 48 Days to the Work You Love by Dan Miller
- Women, Work & the Art of Savoir Faire: Business Sense & Sensibility by Mireille Guliano