Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Resolve To Read in 2013

Hosted by The Broke and The Bookish

Happy 2013! Well, I just had a great low-key NYE. Geoff and I spent the majority of the evening playing a board game and listening to New Years Rockin' Eve on TV. We took a break at Midnight to watch the countdown and ball drop and see some neighbors put off fireworks from our balcony. In honor of the holiday I made Firecracker Chilli and we had some non-alcoholic "champagne" and spent the night in our jammies! It is a far cry from the New Years Eves of a few years ago when I was in full irresponsibility and party mode, but I wouldn't trade it for the world.
For the first TTT of 2013 I now present to you the books that I resolve to read in 2013!

10. Life After Death- Damien Echols
Though this one has been out for a few months, I haven't purchased it yet because I like to buy my books from local stores and I haven't been to Park Road Books since it's been released. However, I do hope to get down there soon and snag me a copy to read in 2013.

9. Any of the books on my 2013 TBR list. I'm counting these as one since there are twelve (fourteen if you count the alternates) and that would take up my entire list (plus two (or four, if you count the alternates)).

8. Lolita -Vladimir Nabikov
Nope. Never read it. Always wanted to. 2013 might be my year for it.

7. Gone With The Wind -Margaret Mitchell
Read MOST of it in graduate school, never finished it, hope to do so in 2013!

6. Lone Wolf -Jodi Picoult
I love Picoult's work and I haven't gotten to this one yet. I need to get it read soon since she has a new one coming out next this year (how many times in the next few weeks will I do that?!) that I want to read.

5. The Ocean at the End of the Line -Neil Gaiman
Looks great! Plus, this is supposedly the last book tour that Neil is going to do, so if you want to see him on tour or get your books signed, this is the year to do it.

4. The Night Circus -Erin Morgenstern
Why have I not read this one yet?!

3. The Shinning -Stephen King
I need to read this one so that...

2. Doctor Sleep -Stephen King
...I can read this one which is the sequal to The Shinning. Danny is middle aged and still shinning like a crazy diamond.

1. Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls -David Sedaris
Damn, I love David Sedaris. Plus he's touring again and coming to Charlotte. This will be my third time seeing him! Is it April 26 yet?!

Happy 2013, Reader! I hope that this is an amazing year for everyone!


  1. Let's Explore Diabetes with Owns - what a great title. I am a David Sedaris fan too. Sadly, he only comes to Australia once in a blue moon. The Night Circus is also on my TBR. Here's my list:

    1. Great list, Annabel! Thanks for stopping by!

  2. I love Gone with the Wind. Definitely recommend that one. Congrats on your new-ish blog.

    I'm a new GFC follower. Feel free to follow back if you'd like to.

    Happy New Years and happy reading!

    Here are the books I resolve to read

    ~Danica Page
    Taking it One Page at a Time

    1. Danica, thanks for stopping by! You have a great list and thanks for the follow ;)

  3. Great list. I was a little sneaky with my list and counted a few 'top 10s' as a single choice as well!

    1. That Mount TBR challenge is going to be a a doozy, but I know you can do it! I should do it myself, I really do need to "curb that impulsive book buying" habit I have! What a great list you've got! I can't wait to read what you think of many of them! Happy New Year!!!

  4. I used to have a copy of Gone With The Wind, but I have no idea where it went! Lolita's on my 2013 list too, as well as The Night Circus. I'm going for Stephen King in the form of Carrie and 11.22.63, and I've got my eye on the new Neil Gaiman for later on in the year too. SO MANY BOOKS! :D

    1. Ellie, that is so true- SO MANY BOOKS! The more TBR lists I look at the more I add to my TBR pile! I LOVED Carrie, it was my first King that I ever read! I read the first few chapters of 11/22/63 this past summer and it was great, I just didn't have the time to finish it then (why are his books so freakin' huge!?), but I do hope to soon! Happy reading!