Saturday, December 29, 2012

Books I Plan to Read in 2013

I moved all my books around on my shelf to figure out what I own that I still hadn't read and what was still on my list to read.  I found that there were 19 books left on my shelf listed below.  The second is a list of the Robert Parker novels that I want to read in order so I will start reserving at the library to complete 19 books on the list in my notebook.  It seems like fate that I have 19 books on both list (until I got ahead of myself and read one in December) so I am going to say that this is a complete list plus the books from the library that I find about motherhood, kids, cooking, and living a frugal life.  I added the list of books that I already reserved to start reading soon!!

Below is a list of all of the books that I want to read during 2013 and I will update at the end of each month based on which ones I complete (plus whatever gets added from the library).  Any suggestions are welcome and I look forward to hearing what you are reading too!!!

End of the year update:  I crossed through all the books that I read this year and the books that aren't crossed through are still sitting on my shelf unread.  I did a little bit too much library reading and not nearly enough reading for the books that I already owned.  I tried to stop it during the year but I just started reading more and more from the library and I couldn't stop myself.   How did you do this year??? Make sure you set a goal for next year and keep track of how many books you read!!  Can't wait to hear :)

Deep In The Valley by Robyn Carr  (oops, I got a little ahead and read it in December)
ShopGirl by Steve Martin- January
Getting Over It by Anna Maxted- January
Sullivan's Island by Dorothea Benton Frank- June
The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
Ya-Yas in Bloom by Rebecca Wells
Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
Little Bee by Chris Cleave
In The Woods by Tina French
Where the Heart Is by Billie Letts
The Memory Keepers Daughter by Kim Edwards
The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley
Wicked by Gregory Maguire
Everyone Worth Knowing by Lauren Weisberger
Light On Snow by Anita Shreve
The First Wives Club by Olivia Goldsmith
Bourne Supremacy by Robert Ludlum
The Horse Whisperer by Nicholas Evans

Robert B. Parker novels

Spenser series

Paper Doll- January
Walking Shadow- January
Thin Air- January
Chance- January
Small Vices- February
Sudden Mischief- January
Hush Money- March
Hugger Mugger (own)- March
Pot Shot- March
Widow's Walk- March
Back Story- April
Bad Business- April
Cold Service (own)- May
School Days- May
Hundred Dollar Baby- May
Now and Then (own)- June
Rough Weather- June
The Professional- June
Painted Ladies- June

Sunny Randal series

Family Honor (own) February
Perish Twice (own) February
Shrink Rap  February
Melancholy Baby February
Blue Screen- February
Spare Change- February

Robyn Carr

Virgin River series

Virgin River (Virgin River, Book 1)- February
Shelter Mountain- March
Whispering Rock-
A Virgin River Christmas- March
Second Chance Pass- March
Temptation Ridge- March
Paradise Valley- March
THAT HOLIDAY FEELING "Under the Christmas Tree" (novella)- March
Forbidden Falls- March
Angel's Peak- March
Moonlight Road- March
"Midnight Confessions" (novella)- April
Promise Canyon- April
Wild Man Creek- April
Harvest Moon- April
Bring Me Home for Christmas- April
Hidden Summit- April
Redwood Bend- April
Sunrise Point- April
My Kind of Christmas- April

Thunder Point

The Wanderer- August
The Newcomer- October
The Hero- November

Other books

The House on Olive StreetSeptember
Informed Risk- August
A Hero for Sophie Jones by Christine Rimmer- August

Debbie Macomber

Blossom Street series

Hannah's List (own)- January
The Shop on Blossom Street
- February

A Good Yarn- March
Susannah's Garden- May
Christmas Letters- May
Back on Blossom Street- May
Twenty Wishes- May
Summer on Blossom Street- June
A Turn in the Road- June
Starting Now- June

Cedar Cove

16 Lighthouse Road- May
204 Rosewood LaneAugust
311 Pelican Court- August

44 Cranberry Point- September

50 Harbor Street- September

6 Rainier Drive- September

74 Seaside Avenue- September

8 Sandpiper Way- September
A Cedar Cove Christmas- September
Christmas in Cedar Cove- September

92 Pacific Boulevard- October

1022 Evergreen Place- October

1105 Yakima Street- November

1225 Christmas Tree Lane: 1225 Christmas Tree Lane\Let It Snow- November

Beverly Lewis 

Annie's People

The Preacher's Daughter- September
The Englisher- September
The Brethren- September

Heritage of Lancaster County

The Shunning April
The Confession- September
The Reckoning- October

The Courtship of Nellie Fisher

The Parting- November
The  Forbidden- December
The Longing December

Standalone Novels

October Song- November

Cindy Woodsmall

Amish Vines and Orchards Series
A Season of TendingSeptember
The Winnowing Season- September
For Every Season- October 

Other Books From the Library

The Homemade Pantry: 101 Foods You Can Stop Buying and Start Making by Alana Chernila- January
How to Behave So Your Preschooler Will, Too! by Sal Severe- January
Common Sense Storage: Clever Solutions for an Organized Life
by Editors of CPi
Playful Learning- January
The MoneySmart Family System: Teaching Financial Independence to Children of Every Age by Steve Economides and Annette Economides- January

Rush of Wings, A: A Novel by Kristen Heitzmann- February
The Uncommon Appeal of Clouds: An Isabel Dalhousie Novel (9) by Alexander McCall Smith- February

The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom- March
The Hip Girl's Guide to Homemaking: Decorating, Dining, and the Gratifying Pleasures of Self-Sufficienc​y--on a Budget! by Kate Payne- March
The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food from My Frontier by Ree Drummond- March
Can It, Bottle It, Smoke It: And Other Kitchen Projects by Karen Solomon- March

The Zero-Waste Lifestyle: Live Well by Throwing Away Less by Amy Korst- April
Garage Sale Gal's Guide to Making Money Off Your Stuff, The by Lynda Hammond- April
The 8 Minute Organizer: Easy Solutions to Simplify Your Life in Your Spare Time by Regina Leeds- April
The Complete Cook's Country TV Show Cookbook by Editors at Cook's Country- April
All In Good Time: When to Save, Stock Up, and Schedule Everything for Your Home by Tara Kuczykowski April

Gone South: A Novel by Meg Moseley April

Though My Heart Is Torn: The Cadence of Grace, Book 2 by Joanne Bischof- May
Wishing on Willows: A Novel by Katie Ganshert- May
Playful Learning Develop Your Child's Sense of Joy and Wonder by Mariah Bruehl- May
The America's Test Kitchen DIY Cookbook by Editors at America's Test Kitchen- June
Unusual Uses for Olive Oil: A Professor Dr von Igelfeld Entertainment Novel (4) by Alexander McCall Smith- June
Throw Out Fifty Things: Clear the Clutter, Find Your Life by Gail Blanke- June

What Your Preschooler Needs to Know: Get Ready for Kindergarten (Core Knowledge Series) by E. D. Hirsch Jr. - June

Do More, Spend Less: The New Secrets of Living the Good Life for Less by Brad Wilson- June

Prairie Song: A Novel, Hearts Seeking Home Book 1 by Mona Hodgson- July
You Gotta Try This! Absolutely Irresistible Science by Vicki Cobb- July
52 Loaves: One Man's Relentless Pursuit of Truth, Meaning, and a Perfect Crust by William Alexander- July
Inferno by Dan Brown- July
The New Good Life: Living Better Than Ever in an Age of Less by John Robbins- July
The Still of Night (A Rush of Wings Series #2) by Kristen Heitzmann- July
The Lost Art of Mixing by Erica Bauermeister- August
Sisterhood Everlasting by Ann Brashares- August
The Easy Organizer: 365 Tips for Conquering Clutter by Marilyn Boh- August
Games With Books: Twenty-eight of the Best Children's books and How to Use Them to Help Your Child Learn-From Preschool to Third Grade by Peggy Kaye- August
Joy For Beginners by Erica Bauermeister- August
Bones Are Forever by Kathy Reichs- August
Plantation: A Lowcountry Tale by Dorothea Benton Frank- August 

Letters, The: A Novel (The Inn at Eagle Hill) by Suzanne Woods Fisher- September

Forever Friday: A Novel by Timothy Lewis- October
Christmas in Apple Ridge: Three-in-One Collection: The Sound of Sleigh Bells, The Christmas Singing, NEW! The Dawn of Christmas by Cindy Woodsmall- October
 Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell- October
The Thirteenth Tale: A Novel by Diane Setterfield- October

Dear Mr. Knightley: A Novel by Katherine Reay- November
Sisterchicks Do the Hula (Sisterchicks Series #2)  by Robin Jones Gunn- November

Bones of the Lost by Kathy Reichs December
The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks- December 

I am starting off January with a Robert Parker novel from the library and then seeing where I go from there!!!  Are you going to be reading lots this year?  This list gets me on track for reading over 40 books plus others that pop up during the year.  I am aiming for 4 books a month and hoping for lots more. 

UPDATE:  I have been reading over 10 books a month and by the 6 month mark have already read 84 books.  I know that there are plenty more to read in the next six months!

The super great thing about your library is that you get all the books for FREE!!!  I hope that you check out your local library and find some books that you are interested in too :)

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