Hello! Welcome to my little corner of the universe. Join me as I make my way through my infinite reading list one page at a time.
For me, 2013 was 'the year of the chunky monkey.' I vowed to focus on knocking out of number of chunksters (700+ page books) from my to-read list, and while I didn't stick strictly to my chunky monkey shelf, I think I did a fair job of staying on course and am happy to cross a few thicker books off my reading list.
So in 2013, I read 67 1/2 books (I'm stuck halfway through Les Miserables), totaling nearly 20,000 pages. Here's a quick breakdown of my reading list for 2013...
Les Miserables (halfway through 1,463 pgs)
Court of the Lion (1,001 pgs)
The Terror (960 pgs)
Game of Thrones (811 pgs)
Five Families: The Rise, Decline, and Resurgence of America's Most Powerful Mafia Empires (784 pgs)
Not Quite Chunky, But Pretty Darn Close
The Thinking Woman's Guide to Real Magic (563 pgs)
Life After Life (529 pgs)
Read Aloud w/the Kiddos
Little House in the Big Woods
Little House on the Prairie
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
The Chocolate Touch
The Magic Tree House Series #1-8, 27,& 29
Books to Write Home to Mama About
Life After Life
Lost Moon: The Perilous Voyage of Apollo 13
The Orphan Master's Son
The Ghost Bride
Child of Vengeance
The Gods of Heavenly Punishment
Year of Wonders
My plan is for 2014 to be 'the year of the series.' I'm planning to read the rest of George RR Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series that's been sitting on my shelf for over a year, the Troy series by David Gemmell that I received as a gift last Christmas, and finally cure myself of being the last person on the planet that still hasn't read the Harry Potter series. I would love to read a few Stephen King, specifically Salem's Lot, The Dead Zone, Four Past Midnight, and a reread of the best of the best, The Shining. Oh, and maybe I'll finally finish Les Miserables. Maybe.