Between revising, and busy weekends, and revising, and moving, and revising, and holidays, and more revising, I’ve fallen very behind on my 2012 reading goal. I wanted to read a book a week (52 books this year) but as of today, I’ve only read 38 books (though I’m *thisclose* to finishing #39 and #40). That leaves me with 12 books more to read by 12/31. That’s 12 books in the month of 12/12! Hence, the 12/12/12 Reading Marathon title. Think I can do it? I’m determined to make it happen.
Since I moved out of NYC, my commute into the city is longer and I spend the bulk of it on a pretty comfortable commuter train. I’m going to dedicate my morning and evening train rides to reading. I’ll limit my TV watching so I can read more in the evenings, when I’m not writing/revising. I also have a nice, long stay-cation coming up between Christmas and New Years.
My strategy is to pick 12 books that I’m REALLY excited to read, so I’ll want to breeze through them. The good news is there are SO many books to choose from! Since I finally unpacked my books in our new apartment, I decided to choose from my existing TBR (“to be read”) pile rather than buy new books. Then I can celebrate completing this reading challenge with new books in January.
First up will be Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver, which I’ve been dying to read forever! I finally got a copy, thanks to my friend Alex. :)
And here’s the rest of my TBR pile for the rest of the year:
The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan
Keeper of the Lost Cities by Shannon Messenger
What’s Left of Me by Kat Zhang
Every Day by David Levithan
You Are Here by Jennifer E. Smith
Wonder Struck by Brian Selznick
The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls by Clare Legrand
Strings Attached by Judy Blundell
Burn for Burn by Siobhan Vivian and Jenny Han
Such a Rush by Jennifer Echols
Ten Things We Did (and Probably Shouldn’t Have) by Sarah Mylnowski – not pictured (on my kindle)
If you feel so inclined to read 12 books in 12/12, or have your own reading goal to finish up, feel free to join me in this month-long reading marathon!
What’s on your TBR list for December?