Also, I am loving that I am able to keep my blog up to date these days, I have missed writing and all of you lovely readers these past few months. I am still unsure of the fate of this blog once I graduate and begin teaching full time, but I promise I will always keep everyone in the loop.
Last year after being inspired by Lisa and Stephany I posted my top ten books read in 2011, and I just had to do it again. I loved looking back on the books I read in 2012! There were some definite similarities and trends from both years, mostly in the amount of YA I am consistently reading.
The rest of this post is pretty "bookish" so if you're not interested, stop here. ;)
On Goodreads, I made a goal for myself to read 60 books. I quickly blew that goal out of the water before the fourth quarter of the year began and then I changed it to 70. I am reading 68 and 69 right now, listening to 70 in the car and Little Women will hopefully be 71, which is our pick for #twookclub this month. Now that I am on winter break, I am a reading machine and am prepared to blow my revised goal out of the water! It is crazy how the simple act of setting a goal can completely change the outcome. My interest in reading has always been the same, but with a goal for a number of books I wanted to read, I was motivated to read even more! (Now, I just need to apply this theory to running... The boyfriend thinks my goal of "finishing a race with a smile" is not a good enough goal. ;) )
So, what did I end up reading in 2012?? Here are my top 10 picks of 2012.
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Looking For Alaska by John Green
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
The Violets of March by Sarah Jio
Blackberry Winter by Sarah Jio
Room by Emma Donoghue
Bungalow by Sarah Jio
Loving Frank by Nancy Horan
On The Island by Travis Garvis-Graves
What were your favorite reads in 2012?
Today I am linking up with Blond Undercover Blonde for Book Club Friday.