But now I haven't the foggiest what I have read this year.
It's true: I used to record them in the monthly pages of my organizer, which I affectionately called "my brick." (It was that heavy.) Then I got a Kindle Fire and started using Google Calendar (which, I realize, in the end will lack the permanence and reference of my Franklin Covey pages).
This streamlining encouraged me to stop recording my books as I finished them. Now I have multiple sources, none of them easily organized and quick to provide information. Sigh. I thought I was being so clever.
Now, I shall record on this page, in no particular order, all of the books I have read this year. That I can remember. Feel free to let me know how wrong I am, for that is the only thing of which I am certain.
My 2012 Reading List (I think; subject to change when I remember another one or realize I read it last year instead)
- The Submission
- The Age of Miracles
- Johannes Cabal: The Fear Institute
- The Great Stink
- How To Be a Woman
- Catching Fire
- Fifty Shades Freed
- Beyond Hades: The Prometheus Wars
- The Night Circus
- Fifty Shades Darker
- A Princess of Mars
- Fifty Shades of Grey
- We Have Always Lived in the Castle
- Explosive Eighteen
- The Hunger Games
- Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
- One of Our Thursdays is Missing
- The Woman in Black
- The Devil's Elixir
- The Mirror
- A Town Like Alice
- The Innocents
- What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank
- The Leftovers
- The Tiger's Wife
- The Broken Mirror
- Let's Pretend This Never Happened
- Dino Dung
- Fragments: Poems, Intimate Notes, Letters by Marilyn Monroe
- How To Be A Woman
- Behind the Beautiful Forevers
- Two Against the Tide
- Miracle and Other Christmas Stories (re-read)
- From the Borderlands: Stories of Terror and Madness (reread, much to my surprise)
- The Odds: A Love Story
- The Song of the Quarkbeast
- John Dies at the End
- This Book is Full of Spiders: Seriously, Dude, Don't Touch It
- Before I Go To Sleep
- Mr. Pusskins: A Love Story
- Mr. Pusskins and Little Whiskers: Another Love Story
For the record, I have a few favorites:
- If you haven't read The Night Circus yet, go do that now.
- Fragments made me weep for such a fragile, creative artist.
- I'm standing on a chair because of How to Be a Woman.
- I'm still laughing from Let's Pretend This Never Happened.
- My love for India grows with Behind the Beautiful Forevers.
- Get weirded out with David Wong. Seriously, dude.
What did you read this year?
More importantly, how do you remember all you've read?