My First Book Chat

I love to read!



Falling in love with the characters and getting more and more involved in their lives and stories.
One of my resolutions for 2013 was to read 2 books a month.  I have a ton of books at home already that I haven't read. Some that I have started, yet never got around to finishing.  I am also in a book club, The Literary Lushes, so that will assist me with 24 books I want to read.  Okay, here's my list for 2013.

~ Books I have started reading previously and would like to try and finish ~
I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen
The Postmistress by Sarah Blake
The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton - this was actually a book club book this past year, but I didn't get  to read it.
The Next Always - Book 1 of the Inn Boonsboro Trilogy by Nora Roberts
Men and Dogs by Katie Crouch - I really liked this one, but can't remember why I didn't finish it.
Wicked by Gregory Maguire - I just couldn't get past them in college, but I'm going to start from the beginning and give it one more try!

~ Books I have that I have not begun to read yet ~
Charlie St. Cloud by Ben Sherwood - I saw the movie and LOVED it!
A Game of Thrones by George RR Martin - I have heard it's fantastic and want to give it a try.
The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson - I loved Dragon Tattoo and can't wait to read this one!
Homer's Odyssey by Gwen Cooper - This book is about a blind kitty cat.
Persuasion by Jane Austen - I have to admit, I want to read this because of the movie "The Lake House" with Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves.
Sense & Sensibility by Jane Austen - I love the movie "The Jane Austen Book Club" and started buying all of her books.  Haven't read any of them!
Pride & Prejudice & Zombies by Austen and Grahme-Smith - Why not!
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini - Heard it was amazing.  I knew a girl who stayed up until 4am reading this book!
Night Road by Kristin Hannah - I love her books and Linds acutally is letting me borrow this one.
The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones by Cassandra Clare - I saw the movie trailer (out in August) and it looks really good.  My mom didn't like it and stopped reading it half way through, but I'm going to give it a try.
Three Weeks With My Brother by Nicholas Sparks - LOVE him!
The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks - Did I mention I own ALL of his books?
The Red Tent by Anita Diamant - My mom read this and said it would be a good book to read around Easter, so I'm might make this my second book for March (Easter is on March 31st this year).
How To Be Single by Liz Tuccillo - Why not? I am single after all :)
A Lion Among Men by Gregory Maguire - That is, if I can get through Wicked.

This is not the order in which I am going to read them.  I have listed 22 books and there will be additions from book club.  WOW!!!!!! That's a lot of reading!  I have a tab on my home page called "Book Love."  After I finish each book I will post a little review of it.  I will start after I finish reading Little Women and then I will announce what book I'm going to read next!

I'm linking up with Jessica from Sweet Green Tangerine for today's book chat.