It seems like a good time to do a recap of the books I’ve read this year. Unfortunately, because I took some online professional development courses in the early part of the year and returned to grad school in August, I have not had much time to read. I finished the following books this year (links take you to either my review or the Goodreads page).
- Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller
- The World is Flat by Thomas Friedman
- The Commoner by John Burnam Schwartz (great book)
- New Moon by Stephenie Meyer
- Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer
- Confessions of a Pagan Nun by Kate Horsley
- Nothing Like the Sun by Anthony Burgess
- The Book of Air and Shadows by Michael Gruber (bleh)
- Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys
- Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
- The Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester
- Emma by Jane Austen
- Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
- The Plague of Doves by Louise Erdrich
- The Lace Reader by Brunonia Barry
- The Mother Tongue by Bill Bryson
- Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
- The Intellectual Devotional by David S. Kidder and Noah D. Oppenheimer
- The Iliad by Homer
- The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
- Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer
- The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
So that’s 22 books this year, which is better than last year’s total of 14 by 8 books.
Of course, I’ve started others and set them aside, but the only one I have a shot at finishing before New Year’s Day arrives is Neil Gaiman’s Stardust.
Considering how busy I was, I guess I shouldn’t feel too bad, but I do need to make more time to read. As I have said before, it feeds my soul.