At the beginning of the year, I pledged to read at least 100 books for 2012, and that at least 50 would be YA or MG. 100 books was no problem last year, but I think I only had 30 or so that weren’t adult.
So, since it’s almost halfway through the year, let’s see how I’m doing. You have to keep me honest, after all!
–33 books read. Not good. I really, truly think it’s because of Twitter. I’m following so many people (mostly agents and authors) that it takes me forever to catch up on it. And Scramble with Friends… I have an unspeakable addiction to you. Maybe I need to leave my phone downstairs and make bedtime sacred for reading only.
-16 YA/MG titles. The good thing here is that’s almost exactly half of my total reading. So that’s a better ratio than last year.
Man, I just realized what a total *nerd* I am. Never mind. Anyone who’s reading this probably is too. Or is a friend who has long accepted my nerdhood.
Best adult reads so far:
The Lone Wolf – Jodi Picoult
11/22/63 – Steven King
IQ84 – Hashuru Murakami
The Lover’s Dictionary – David Levithan
Best YA/MG reads so far:
Delirium – Lauren Oliver
Lock and Key – Sarah Dessen
Bitter End – Jennifer Brown
Freak the Mighty – Rodman Philbrick
DISCLAIMER: There may or may not have been multiple James Patterson and (shh!) E.L. James books on this list
Next on the TBR list:
The Future of Us – Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler
The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake – Aimee Bender
Calico Joe – John Grisham