Every year, I like doing these wrap-up posts talking about my reading stats for the year, and my favorite books. I love looking back on these posts. I did one for 2010 and 2011, if you want to check them out, but not 2009. So anyways, 2012 was NOT my best reading year. In fact, it’s probably one of my worst. I read only 36 books this year, which is lame, sad, etc. I’ve had a wonderful, crazy year though, and I wouldn’t trade any of it for anything. All I can hope is for a better reading year next year.
Every year, I set my goal for 100 books. I never reach it, but I get pretty close (usually, with this year being a big, fat exception). I am determined to make 2013 my 100 book year!
Here are my favorite reads of the year:
Lunatics by Dave Barry and Alan Zweibel – so dang funny, insane, and ridiculous. This book is over the top in the best way possible and I loved every minute of it.
All These Things I’ve Done by Gabrielle Zevin – this YA futuristic dystopian novel grabbed my attention and I raced through it to the end. Fast paced with exceptional writing, I loved this book and am going to be reading the sequel, Because It Is My Blood, very soon. This book has definitely gotten me more interested in reading from the dystopian genre and I’m looking forward to reading more in 2013.
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green – Gahhhh, this YA novel about two teens with cancer and love totally broke my little heart and made me just… FEEL everything. I can’t recommend this book enough.
Those were my favorites of the year… my list is tiny compared to what it usually is, but then again, I only read 35 books. I hope some of you will check these books out if you haven’t already.
Some of the other highlights of my year on the blog?
- Declaring my weight loss back in January and then promptly kicking weight loss’ ass. BOOYAH!
- Being attacked over my one and only negative review by “several” (read: ONE) anonymous commenters, and telling that damn fool OFF in the comments. BOOYAH AGAIN!
- Sharing my personal journey of weight loss and lifestyle change in a very long story, and feeling so much love and support.
- Participating in the Let’s Talk discussion meme, and creating my own, Weigh-ins, Runs, and Weddings on Wednesdays.
I’ve already posted this week about my 2013 goals and my personal reflection on 2012 so I hope you’ll read those if you get a chance. Other than that, I am seriously looking forward to 2013 and all it will bring so let’s get the show on the road with the new year!
Happy New Year, blogging friends!!!