Thursday, February 9, 2012

My 2012 Reading List

Well, it's done.

Two years ago, when I first called upon my followers for suggestions of what to read over the coming year, I received lots of suggestions. Last year, when I had more followers, I received so many suggestions that I couldn't possibly get through all of the books. And if you read my post last week, you know that I didn't get through that reading list.

This year, I expected to be swamped with suggestions, but I promised myself that I would do my best to pick out some really good reads.

I received only one response. One comment with two suggestions.

But to tell you the truth, I'm a little relieved. There will be no weeding out great reads, no making lists that I can't complete. This year's list is short and sweet.

Thank you, Finola. You provided the two recommendations, and because you're the only one who gave me something to read, I'm picking both books. I'll hit the local Indigo this weekend and take a look for them or will download them onto my e-reader. But for now, they're on my list.

My 2012 list shapes up as follows:
So when do I start reading? Now! I'm already six weeks behind. I've got to get cracking!

What are you reading this year?

1 comment:

  1. HI Ross

    Well, you've got a lot of my favorite recent reads on your list. Bel Canto is by far one of my top choice with the Bone Cage coming in at a close second. Both novels will make you a life long fan of both Patchett and Abdou. In fact listening to Shelagh Rogers' interview with Ann Patchett will soon have you reading her latest novel. The Book of Negroes is a long read but well worth it - incredible writing and story telling. I have read the entire Larsson trilogy - gripping reading, in fact I became slightly obsessed with these novels (only start reading these if you have the time to do a lot of reading!). Looking forward to hearing from you about this reading list. I'm currently reading The Four Hour Body by Tim Ferris and up next is Pigs in Heaven by Barbara Kingsolver (one of my favorite authors).