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Thursday, December 01, 2011

Year end reading plans, a list.

A few nights ago Mike and I were looking at our respective books read in 2011 lists (links go to said lists.) We're currently running neck and neck at about 34 books each for the year, which is cool, since we don't keep up with each other in an competitive way (until about this time of year.)  This got me to thinking about what books I'd like to wrap up before the end of 2011. In all likelihood, I'll only finish one or two more. I'm about to embark on a little Christmas sewing, and I'm working 4 or 5 nights a week, but in an ideal world here's what I'd finish, and why:
  • Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins. I read half last night. I'm off tonight so it's likely that I'll sit down and finish it up today.
  • Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. I am enjoying it, really. It's just so BIG to lug around! And I kinda have to pay attention.
  • Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley. I am not very far into this one. I have it on my phone as a .pdf and it's so tiny. I want to read it and enjoy it, but the setting has to be just right and and I can't read it in bed or I fall asleep from the effort of the tiny print.
  • Salvation in Death by JD Robb. I haven't started this, but lately I'm in the mood for a little Eve and Roarke.
  • Only Mine by Susan Mallery. This is the only one of the series I haven't read yet. It's not looking likely that I'll get it any time soon either- it was due back at the library on September 16th.
  • Sweet Talk by Susan Mallery. I started this one while I was waiting for the next in the previous series. I'm only 4 chapters or so in, but so far everyone in the book is just so mean. I understand the need for conflict, but if it doesn't break soon I'll be returning this one unread, and happily.
  • Dreamfever by Karen Marie Moning. I'm about half done, which is where I've been for months. I don't see any chance of finishing the series before next year, but I hate leaving unfinished books.
I'm sure there are more. I have a good 30 books checked out from the library. These are just the unfinished ones that I'd like to see wrapped up. 7 books in 4 weeks? Seems completely doable...


  1. I think I do with quilts what you do with books. I've been making year-end lists for my quilt projects over and over and over again for a couple of weeks now. I try to only read 1-2 books at a time, though. Otherwise, I get the plots all mixed up. I'm on Book 4 in the Outlander series, and I'm saving it for Christmas break b/c I don't want to haul it to work and back every day for 2-3 weeks. It takes up SO MUCH space in my purse. Hope you enjoy your end of year reads!!

  2. Good luck with your reading plans. In a dream world I would like to read about 21 books in December. This is because the guy let me have a bit of a shopping spree on BookCloseOuts and I don't have anywhere to put said books...

  3. Good luck with your reading goals, Lisa!
    I need to read 11 books this month to meet my goal of 100 books read in 2011. I feel like I have to try hard to achieve it because I'm so close. Imagine the defeat of finishing the year at 98 books?! I might cry over this if I don't do it... LOL

  4. I'm glad to hear that I'm not the only one with a TON of books checked out from the library :) And it sounds like these will all be good reads...I love the In Death series myself. Good luck!


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