2013 Reading Challenge

So here it is... another year. Last year, 2012, I read 35 books over the coarse of the year. A lot of that time was a wash in the reading department due to multiple issues, some happy, some not so much. 2012 was a hard year for my family. I'm hoping 2013 is a better year.

I have a couple distractions from 2012 that are, fortunately, happy ones. I'll continue to teach college part time - a job I love - and I'll continue to work for the literary agent Sheree Bykofsky. (Of course there is my full time job as well - the one that keeps the roof over our heads. Fortunately I like my job.)

So, here goes.... I've challenged myself to read a modest number of books - 40 books over the course of 2013, though I will try to read more than 40 books.

UPDATE: after a family emergency, I see that I will not reach my 40 book goal. I have read 37 books as of 12/22/13. Am still going to try.

2013 Outdo Yourself Reading Challenge hosted by The Book Vixen

38/40 = 94%

  1.  Last to Die by Tess Gerritsen
  2. The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom
  3. The Book Lover by Maryann McFadden
  4. Robert Ludlum's (TM) The Janus Reprisal by Jamie Freveletti
  5. The Dead and Buried by Kim Harrington
  6. Darkness Rising by Lis Wiehl
  7. The Lake House by James Patterson
  8. An Acceptable Sacrifice by Jeffery Deaver
  9. The Water Witch by Juliet Dark
  10. A Week in Winter by Maeve Binchy
  11. Sorry I Barfed on Your Bed: by Jeremy Greenberg
  12. Starting Now by Debbie Macomber
  13. The Boyfriend by Thomas Perry
  14. The Hit by David Baldacci
  15. Taste of Home: Cooking School Cookbook: 400 + Simple to Spectacular Recipes by Taste of Home
  16. Spellbinding by Maya Gold
  17. A Shimmer of Angels by Lisa M. Basso
  18. A Genealogist's Guide to Discovering Your Irish Ancestors: How to Find and Record Your Unique Heritage by Dwight A. Radford
  19. Firefly Hollow by T.L. Haddix
  20. Dancing with the Devil by Keri Arthur
  21. Best Kept Secret by Jeffrey Archer
  22. Measure of Love by Melissa Ford
  23. How to Write Killer Fiction: The Funhouse of Mystery & the Roller Coaster of Suspense by Carolyn Wheat
  24. Once Upon a Time: Discovering Our Forever After Story by Debbie Macomber
  25. I, Saul by Jerry B Jenkins
  26. Live to Write Another Day: A Survival Guide for Screenwriters and Creative Storytellers by Dean Orion
  27. Writing Past Dark: Envy, Fear, Distraction and Other Dilemmas in the Writer's Life by Bonnie Friedman
  28. Looking for Me by Beth Hoffman
  29. Wish by Beth Bracken
  30. Let the Dead Sleep by Heather Graham
  31. Word By Word by Anne Lamott (audiobook)
  32. Hope by Beth Bracken
  33. Naked Once More by Elizabeth Peters
  34. A Haunted Life: The True Ghost Story of a Reluctant Psychic by Debra Robinson
  35. Hearts in Darkness by Keri Arthur
  36. Survival Lessons by Alice Hoffman
  37. The Megiddo Mark, Part 1 by Mackenzie Lucas
  38. Chasing the Shadows: Nikki and Michael Book 3 by Keri Arthur


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