Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Looking Ahead: January

If you read my 2012 wrap up that I posted last night then you will know that one of my resolutions this year is to write up a post at the beginning of each month detailing what I hope to accomplish in the next 4-5 weeks and then another one at the end of each month going over what I accomplished and what I didn't quite get to that month. So, here is the very first one for January, 2013:

Right now, I'm about 200  pages away from finishing up Anna Karenina. I have hit a snag with it and I can't find the motivation to pick it up and read it at length like I had been doing. If I could find that motivation then I would have finished it by now, and I actually did expect to finish it over the break, but that didn't happen. However, sometime in January I WILL finish it and then move on.

January marks the first month in the 2013 TBR Pile Challenge and my January pick is A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith.

I currently have The Golden Compass (Phillip Pullman) and The Clockwork Angel (Cassandra Clare) on CD checked out from the library as well as a print copy of The Red Tent by Anita Diamant. I don't know if I can finish listening to either of the books on CD, but I did purchase a print copy of The Golden Compass that I will finish reading and then add to the library shelves and I am desperate to finish up The Clockwork Angel, so I may continue to listen to that one on my commute to and from work.

January Reads:
Anna Karenina (Leo Tolstoy)
A Tree Grows In Brooklyn (Betty Smith) '13 TBR Challenge Choice
Follow the River (James Alexander Thom) this months Book Club Choice
The Golden Compass (Phillip Pullman)
The Clockwork Angel (Cassandra Clare)
The Red Tent (Anita Diamant)


  1. Anna Karenina gets very good at the end - stick with it, you're almost there!

    I love Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials Trilogy so I'm looking forward to seeing what you think of Golden Compass.

  2. I am almost there, I can see the light at the end of the tunnel! I am enjoying it a lot so far, I'm just ready to move on to something new!
    I really want to like the His Dark Materials Trilogy, so I am hopeful that I will have better luck with the print version of the story. I get so distracted when I try to listen to books on tape!

  3. I definitely need to start reading Cassandra Clare this month!

    Good luck with your goal!