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I’ve decided to document all the books I know I want to read in 2012. Whether or not I actually read all of these is anyone’s guess. If anyone has read any of these, let me know what you thought!

11/22/63 by Stephen King

As a King fan, and a conspiracy enthusiast, I can’t wait to read his take on the Kennedy assassination.

1Q84 by Haruki Murakami

I know nothing about this book other than it’s been garnering some buzz. And I am all about reading what’s buzz-worthy.

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

This one has been on my radar for a while. Again, I don’t know too much about it, except that it involves video games, and that’s enough for me.

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

As soon as my husband is finished with this one, it is MINE. I read the first two “Hunger Games” books in 2011 and I plan on finishing this one before the first movie premieres in March.

Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson

Yes, I am jumping on the Steve Jobs bandwagon. I didn’t pay much attention to him when he was alive. I knew he was kind of the “other guy” with Bill Gates, but once he passed away it was like he went up on this pedestal. I’d like to read about this complicated, brilliant man and judge for myself.

Other not-as-noteable books I will probably read this year:

  • Dead as a Doornail by Charlaine Harris – I like to read these after I’ve watched the entire season of True Blood, so I probably won’t get to this one until the second half of 2012.
  • New Moon by Stephanie Meyer. Is this the second Twilight book? Yeah, I’ve only read the first one, and I have this one in my stack. I’ll probably read this one sooner rather than later.
  • Always Looking Up by Michael J. Fox. I picked this up at Borders during its final days for like, a dollar or something. One of my first crushes from his days on Family Ties, Michael J. Fox now battles Parkinson’s disease. I would love to hear about this in his own words.
  • Two for the Dough by Janet Evanovich. I’m coming late to the Stephanie Plum party, and I didn’t even know there was a movie coming out. Nor do I plan to see the movie because it stars Katherine Heigl, whom I cannot stand. I am actually reading this now but I will finish it in 2012, most likely, since the clock is ticking on 2011.
  • Three to Get Deadly by Janet Evanovich. See above. I’ll probably throw in a few more as the year goes on. But probably not all eighteen or however the hell many there are.

I also plan on re-reading some of my old favorites, or just books that I’ve completely forgotten about:

  • Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut. My self-proclaimed favorite author’s most famous work. It’s been probably 15 years since I last read this, maybe even longer. It’s time to revisit this one.
  • The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand. I don’t know if I will actually re-read this monstrosity, but I remember nothing about it.
  • The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen. I still have to read Freedom, and maybe that should be on my list above, but I don’t remember anything about this book, either.
  • Interview with a Vampire by Anne Rice. I received the Vampire Chronicles collection for Christmas that includes Interview, The Vampire Lestat, Queen of the Damned and Tale of the Body Thief. I’ll start with Interview and continue from there. I am also re-reading The Witching Hour but I doubt I’ll ever finish it.

I’ll add more as  the year goes on, but this is certainly a good start!

 

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