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Monday, January 18, 2016

The List of Twelve

Hello Friends,

 I have mentioned in the past, I don't do well with strict TBR lists. I am to much of a mood reader for that. I like reading what I want when I want. So being constricted to a set of books per month kind of sucked for. This would often result in me reading less. However, I REALLY love lists- more, I love completing a task and and crossing that task off. There is nothing more satisfying.

Moving on- as many of you know first hand- there are so many books and so little time. I could fill pages and pages in a notebook with all of the books that I would like/need to read. Whenever I am with friends who read (or worse fellow bloggers), I find myself often saying "Oh, I haven't read that" or "I have been meaning to read that" or "Not yet, but it's on my TBR," So many times, it's embarrassing.

SO- The List of Twelve- which I mentioned briefly in my 2016 Bookish Resolutions-  twelve books I want to read in 2016. This is a random selection of novels, some I have been saying to myself I have to read, some are classics that I ashamed to say I haven't read, others are books I am just curious about and want to experience. It's an odd assortment. And I am very excited to tackle it.

1) Pride and Prejudice
Jane Austen 

2) Jane Eyre 
Charlotte Bronte

3) The Little Prince
Antoine de Saint-Exupery 

4) The BFG 
Roald Dahl 

5) Ready Player One
Ernest Cline

6) An Abundance of Katherines 
John Green

7) The Shadow of the Wind 
Carlos Ruiz Zafon

8)The Five People You Meet in Heaven 
Mitch Alboom

9) The Archived 
Victoria Schwab 

10) Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe 
Benjamin Alire Sanez 

11) To Kill a Mockingbird 
Harper Lee

12) Dracula 
Bram Stoker

Note- I am starting the year with Pride and Prejudice, but I am not reading these books in this particular order, I am going to read them when I feel like it- the goal is just to read at least one per month. I love the diversity of this list and I am excited about it. I can't wait to look back on it next January and see if I completed this mini challenge for myself. I'll be referring back to this post throughout the year to help me stay on track and to scratch off the books I have completed. 

~Happy Reading Everyone
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  1. That looks like a good list. I've never read Jane Eyre either, perhaps your motivation will inspire me!

  2. This kind of list is much more doable than a regular monthly TBR in my eyes, I agree. There really is a great diversity of books here! I've read and loved Jane Eyre, The Archived, The BFG, An Abundance of Katherines, Dracula, and To Kill A Mockingbird, so I hope you do too! Actually, it was over audio that I "read" those classics mentioned on your list, not entirely sure I would enjoy them going into it, but surprising myself. I'm also super embarrassed to say I've never read Pride and Prejudice either so maybe I should also think about including it on a list like this...

  3. I feel like Ready Player One is one of those books I've been meaning to read forever!!! I've heard great things about the audio, so I may have to do that one that way. I also haven't read The Abundance of Katherines. The Five People You Meet in Heaven is short, but I thought it was so unique. Definitely worth reading. I hope you get to read all of these because it's a fantastic list!!

  4. This kind of list definitely fits better with being a mood-reader. You don't have too many here that you can still custom chose them to fit your mood :) The Little Prince was a favorite of mine growing up and I've reread it more than once. Speaking of, I should really pick it up again! The Archived was one I read last year and really enjoyed it! Victoria Schwab is ridiculously talented and creative. Oh and I just read Ready Player One - it was my last read of 2015 and it was the perfect way to send of the year. I LOVED IT - I hope you will too :D I also need to finally read Pride and Prejudice myself...hopefully I get to more classics this year.

  5. With the exception of Pride and Prejudice, I haven't read any of these either. And I read Pride and Prejudice way back in elementary school and so don't remember much of it, which is probably why I have no idea why women constantly swoon over Mr. Darcy. Maybe I should read a couple of these books too ...


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