december reading goals

I hope everyone had a fantastic Thanksgiving (U.S. readers… and a great last-November-weekend world-wide ๐Ÿ™‚ )! I didn’t travel and I had a couple days off work, so I was able to get a lot of reading in over the weekend. Best part…

Yeah baby! My 50th book was Willie Nelson’sย Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die, part of my own little personal readathon over these four free days I just had. I will put up a post of mini-reviews later this week on the books I finished/read/started.

I don’t usually set formal reading goals each month, but for December, since I know it’ll go fast, there are four books I’d really like to read/finish before the end of the year:

  • 11/22/63 … Stephen King
  • Sudden Sea … R.A. Scotti
  • Driven … Donald Driver
  • MaddAddam … Margaret Atwood

I’ll finish 11/22/63 for our #112263Along before the readalong ends on December 22, and Sudden Sea is our December pick for my library’s Stranger than Fiction book group (about the 1938 hurricane that devastated the New England coast)โ€”we have our discussion on December 20. I chose Donald Driver’s new memoir, Driven, as my win from A.M.B.‘s Literary Blog Hop contest a few weeks ago, and I just love Donald Driver and need something Packers-related that’s inspiring and uplifting (seeing as how they’re performance during games lately is anything but ๐Ÿ˜ฆ tears. Still love ’em, though). Lastly, I really want to read the third installment of Atwood’s masterful dystopian series, MaddAddam. I listened to Oryx and Crake on audio over the summer and was hooked, and I think I’d like to experience the whole trilogy before the year is over.

Anyway, if I can read these four books in December, I feel like I’ll have done all right. More reflection on my reading for the year in general will come later on at the end of the month!

What books are you guys are looking forward to reading to close out the year?

15 thoughts on “december reading goals

  1. Congratulations on meeting your goal! I hope you enjoy Donald Driver’s memoir. Thanks for the link and thanks again for participating in the giveaway!

    • Of course! I enjoy your blog a lot, I find your posts insightful and informative. ๐Ÿ™‚

      In addition to the Driver memoir, I was able to get a paperback copy of Dave Cullen’s Columbine with your generous giveaway too, but I think I’ll save that one for early 2014. Thanks again!

    • I’ve heard great things about both those books!

      Thanks on the congrats, too ๐Ÿ™‚ however I failed some other reading goals I had… specifically the challenges I signed up for at the beginning of the year. Sigh!

  2. Congratulations! That’s great! I’m really interested to read MaddAddam by Margaret Atwood. I wonder if I should start with the first book in the series or I can go right ahead and read this book.

    • Thanks! I hope I can do it, but this month has just rushed by. Of course, it looks like my parents aren’t making it in for my concert after all (too-long travel delay) so I have some extra reading time today. There’s hope yet! ๐Ÿ™‚

      Hmm, everyone says Oryx and Crake and Year of the Flood could be read concurrently, but I’m glad I read O&C first, it set up the whole dystopian world really well. I read another person’s review of MaddAddam and confessed it didn’t have the same effect on her as it would have if she had read all three books closer together, rather than years apart (well, that’s just how they were released). I only discovered the trilogy this year!

      • I only discovered the trilogy this year too. I think I’m going to start with the first book ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thanks for letting me know. I hope I have time for the whole trilogy next year though.

        Hope you get to read the books before the year ends! Happy Holidays! ๐Ÿ™‚

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