So I’ve already discussed my reading plans for 2012 a couple of times: that I’m starting with Arthur Conan Doyle and reading at least 10 leftover books from 2011, That number now is nine because I finished one of them last night to end the year with 59 books read. However, I thought I’d reiterate a couple of entries and add a few more to the list that I picked up at the library within the last week.
The ones I’ll reiterate are for the Haruki Murakami Reading Challenge, which is continuing for 2012. Those two entries are 1Q84 and Dance Dance Dance, the sequel to the book, A Wild Sheep Chase, with which I ended the year. I already am involved in two other ongoing challenges: Shaken Not Stirred and the Agatha Christie Reading Challenge, the latter which unfortunately has been too long neglected.
The additions from the library are the following:
- Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier, which was on my radar after watching the movie last year with a group of folks on Twitter for something called Hitchfest and which fellow Sunday Saloner Marie of The Boston Bibliophile recently reviewed.
- The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith, which I’ve always wanted to read but only recently discovered our library had a copy.
- Cover Her Face, the first Adam Dagliesh mystery, by P.D. James, another one I’ve wanted to read but didn’t think our library had either. Both are paperbacks and in our library, because of limited space, paperbacks are kept on the bottom shelf so I didn’t see either one until shelf-reading last week.
- The Redbreast, the first Harry Hole novel, by Jo Nesbø, which a patron recommended as another Scandinavian author similar to Stieg Larsson.
With the exception of Rebecca, I just noticed that the other three are all parts of a series and reminded me that in addition to the series I’ve already mentioned in previous posts that I’m looking forward to reading in 2012, I want to continue Kathy Reichs’ Temperance Brennan/Bones series.
So what books are on your radar for 2012? Any that you plan on starting the year with? For reading challenges? Just for the heck of it?
- 2011 End of the Year Book Survey: The Best of Books, The Worst of Books (unfinishedperson.com)