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:
- The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, by Stieg Larsson
- The Girl Who Played With Fire, by Steig Larsson
- The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest, by Steig Larsson
- The Impossible Dead, by Ian Rankin
- The Book of Negros, by Lawrence Hill
- The Bone Cage, by Angie Abdou
- Choke, by Chuck Palahniuk
- Every Man Dies Alone, by Hans Fallada
- Bel Canto, by Ann Patchett
What are you reading this year?