Sunday, January 19, 2014


In the interest of tradition, I'd like to share which books I managed to finish in the calendar year 2013. It's a bit pathetic. I'm a bit embarrassed. You may judge me. I'm ok with that.

The Jane Austen Guide to Life by Lori Smith*
Full Body Burden by Kristen Iversen**
Guts by Kristen Johnston
Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier
Thrive: Finding Happiness the Blue Zones Way by Dan Buettner
Paris in Love by Eloisa James
The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman

There isn't much there. I don't think I even finished a single magazine in 2013. I've been reading too many blogs and watching more TV (via Netflix). Hmm...maybe I should do something about that.

This year I hope to read Three Cups of TeaWickedThe House of the Spirits and Ender's Game

What else should be on my list? Have you read any great books lately that won't hurt my brain?

*I hated this book. 
**I loved this book, probably because I was completely unaware of such happenings.


  1. The Bookman's Tale, by my neighbor, Charlie Lovett. It's not difficult to find, as it was a bestseller. He has the life I want, but he's a nice guy, so I forgive him.

    1. Thanks for the suggestion - I trust that it won't hurt my head to read it!

  2. There is a list of books that you should read before the movie comes out and one of my favorites is on there The Giver by Lois Lowry. I highly recommend it and it is quick read because it is technically a young adult book. I also loved the Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin. Have fun reading.

    1. The Giver sounds good; and I've heard of the Happiness Project, but I've not looked into it - yet Thanks for the recommendations!

  3. Cold Mountain is a great book (and movie, really) but it ruined me for days! DAYS!!!

    1. I haven't seen the movie (still) because, I have an aversion to Nicole Kidman. I might need to suck it up, because I'm curious how they handled some of the story...