2012 Reading Challenge

I am really trying to read more novels.  I haven’t read enough over the past few years and I miss it.  I also miss talking about books.  I’ve tried joining book groups and starting book discussions but nothing ever seemed to work.  Work and other things have kept me busy so I sort of let all things book go for a while but I am at the point where I want to get back into the habit.  In order to do so, I have set myself a reading challenge for both the last few weeks of this month and for 2012.

I have two books that I am actively reading right now.  Sword and Citadel by Gene Wolfe and Abarat: Days of Magic Nights of War by Clive Barker.

 

Sword and Citadel is part two of The Book of the New Sun.  I have written about part one previously.  Abarat: Days of Magic Nights of War is the second part of a fantasy series that has yet to be completed.  Book 3 just came out this fall.  I want to finish both of these books by the end of the year so I can start January clean and ready to get on to my 2012 challenge.  I have follow-up books to both of these works on deck for 2012.

My 2012 reading challenge consists of 12 books spanning multiple genres and includes fiction, history, science, and classics.  I chose 12 books, one a month, to complete during the year.  I know that is a paltry number for some but I honestly feel like it is a realistic goal for me at this time in my life.  There was a time when I would have laughed at such a small number but these days it would be a real treat if I could finish so many books.  Without further ado, here is the list:

Reading Challenge 2012

Theodore Rex
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Absolute Midnight
I really loved this book. We finally got to see what Motley could do and boy did she finally take a major role. The book has a lot more action than the first two and there isn’t as much of the wonder of the Abarat on display but the ch…
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The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution
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Atlas Shrugged
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Anathem
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Foundation
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Lisey's Story
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The Urth of the New Sun
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Knife of Dreams
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American Gods
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Naked Lunch
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goodreads.com

 

I am using Goodreads.com to generate this list and keep up with my progress.  I am pretty excited about getting through these books.  There is some stuff I have been looking forward to on there as well as some books that have been challenges for me to pick up or get through.  Yes, I am looking at you Naked Lunch.  If you aren’t using Goodreads I invite you to look into it and maybe join me in 2012.


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