December 27, 2011
@cannonballread - 28 Books in 2012!

As a New Year’s Resolution, I decided to read 28 books (my favorite number) this year - a little over a book every two weeks! And as luck would have it, one of my favorite blogs to lurk on, Pajiba, is having a blogging/reading fest that hopefully will keep me honest throughout this venture, and make me post and keep track of my progress. Below is the list, in no particular order, of 21 fiction and 7 non-fiction/memoirs I’ve decided to tackle. They’re all new for me! Some I got for Christmas, some I’ve been told over and over to read but never have, a couple installments from series I’ve read in 2011, and some by my favorite authors that I’ve never got around to. I’m very excited about this! Will have to start actually reading on the T, not just dozing off.

1. The Marriage Plot, Jeffrey Eugenides
2. The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien
3. A Storm of Swords, George R. R. Martin
4. Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest, Stieg Larsson
5. The Art of Fielding, Chad Harbach
6. A Visit from the Goon Squad, Jennifer Egan
7. The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake, Aimee Bender
8. Super Sad True Love Story, Gary Shteyngart
9. The Blind Assassin, Margaret Atwood
10. The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Milan Kundera
11. White Teeth, Zadie Smith
12. Brave New World, Aldous Huxley
13. Stardust, Neil Gaiman
14. Water for Elephants, Sara Gruen
15. The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet, David Mitchell
16. The Lovely Bones, Alice Sebold
17. To The Lighthouse, Virginia Woolf
18. Mansfield Park, Jane Austen
19. Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck
20. The Beautiful and The Damned, F. Scott Fitzgerald
21. 1984, George Orwell 
22. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?, Mindy Kaling
23. Zombie Spaceship Wasteland, Patton Oswalt
24. Moonwalking with Einstein, Joshua Froer
25. The Psycopath Test, Jon Ronson
26. As Always, Julia, Julia Child and Avis DeVoto
27. A History of the World in 6 Glasses, Tom Standage

 28. In The Garden of Beasts, Erik Larson

Let the great experiment begin! Look for a post in the next couple weeks with my first ever review. Suggestions for my first choice are welcome - maybe not the Martin or Larsson though - fighting to finish Clash of Kings and Girl Who Played with Fire this week so I can start fresh January 1st! :)

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