As 2011 comes to a close, I think it’s nice to take a few minutes and reflect on a year’s worth of reading.
Are you the type of reader who makes a reading list and sticks to it? Or do you pick up whatever happens to interest you at any given moment? Make any conscious effort to balance new books with old books? Fiction with nonfiction?
Besides what I read for BookPage and book club, my “fun” reading is more of the “seat of my pants” variety. I love going to used bookstores and libraries, and picking up whatever catches my eye. And I really do get a lot of my reading recommendations from my co-workers’ “What we’re reading Wednesday” blog posts.
This vacation, I’m reading a bunch of fiction: The Submission by Amy Waldman; Commencement by J. Courtney Sullivan (’cause I read Maine over the summer and loved it); Little Bee by Chris Cleave (’cause I can’t believe I haven’t read it yet). In the car, I’ll be listening to Girls in White Dresses by Jennifer Close. If I decide that I want to freak myself out, I’ll probably jump into Mo Hayder’s novel coming out in February 2012, Hanging Hill.
As far as my own reading resolutions, I can have several: I want to read more nonfiction; more backlist books from authors I’ve recently discovered (I’m looking at you, Geraldine Brooks!); and I want to reread books by Madeleine L’Engle in honor of the 50th anniversary of A Wrinkle in Time.
What are your reading resolutions for 2012? Let us know in the comments!