Happy New Year, everyone! Some of you may have noticed that I took some time off for the holidays, but I’m thrilled to be back in the new year! In December, I accomplished almost all of my reading goals! I refrained from buying myself any books, I finished reading the two books I started much earlier in the year, I read A Christmas Carol (although I didn’t end up discussing it as part of the read-along, as I had planned to), and I came very close to sticking to my goal of not reading any “new” books (front list/library books). However, my requested copy of Quiet came in from the library, and I started reading it after Christmas. The book’s due date and the amount of reading I have scheduled for January kept me from waiting. I have no regrets, though; I’m loving Quiet so far!
The Year of Magical Thinking – Joan Didion
Norwegian Wood - Haruki Murakami (re-read)
Babylon Revisited and Other Stories – F. Scott Fitzgerald (started in February)
A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens
The Love of a Good Woman – Alice Munro
Sister Outsider – Audre Lorde (started in May)
Books in progress
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking – Susan Cain
This month: 1,225
Year to date: 18,025
Books read YTD
Progress toward 50 book goal: Completed!
Books added to my collection
Neither Here Nor There: Travels in Europe – Bill Bryson
A Train in Winter: An Extraordinary Story of Women, Friendship, and Resistance in Occupied France – Caroline Moorehead
Portrait Inside My Head – Phillip Lopate
Toward the end of January, I will reach my one-year blogoversary! I’m so excited to be reaching this milestone, and I’m really happy I decided to keep blogging after the social media marketing class I created this blog for ended.
As far as reading plans go, I typically like to keep it loose and read whatever I feel like, but in January I have two books scheduled! I will be re-reading The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood with Rebecca of Love at First Book, and I can’t wait for our discussions! I will also be participating in my first blog tour with TLC Book Tours this month, which I’m pretty excited about.
What did you read in December? Any plans for January?