Since 2004, I've set a goal of reading 100 books every year. I don't always meet this goal--in fact, my number for 2012 is 65 books, but in 2 days I get to start again.
Here's my top 10 list of favorite books read in 2012, in no particular order:
The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grisssom
The Expats by Chris Pavone
The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
The Life Boat by Charlotte Rogan
A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
The Rules of Civility by Amor Towles
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
The House at Tyneford by Natasha Solomons
Elegy for Eddie by Jacqueline Winspear (Maisie Dobbs series)
According to my notes, I did more reading in 2011 (94 books); 2010 (83 books); 2009 (94 books); and 2008, the only year I met and exceeded my goal by finishing 101 books. But 2012 tops my records for 2007 (54 books); 2006 (10 books); 2005 (24 books) and 2004 (27 books).
My goal for 2013 will once again be 100 books. I enjoy the challenge, even when other aspects of life prevent me from meeting it.
Here's to more reading in 2013!
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