Thursday, January 05, 2012

New Year

Happy New Year!  My resolution this year is to read 12 books - in their entirety.  I have a habit of starting books then forgetting about them.

On my list so far:
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Steig Larsson (possibly the 2 sequels if I like it)
The Master and the Margarita  by Mikhail Bulgakov (I've heard Daniel Radcliffe rave about this one enough)
The Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris (at least the 1st one, maybe more)
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (I've never read any Austen, so I figure I'll give it a go)

Some things I read last year that I highly recommend:
The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins (I love dystopian future novels)
Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn
The Greatest Generation by Tom Brokaw (okay I only read half of it, but I really enjoyed what I read, I plan to check it out from the library and finish it) 

So I'm taking recommendations!  Is there anything you've read that you'd recommend?  Classics, popular fiction, non-fiction, anything? 

My preferences lean towards young adult novels, mysteries, and dystopian future stories.

Some of my all time favorite books are:
The Harry Potter series
The Little House on Prairie Series
Lord of the Flies
The Wizard of Oz Series
The Anne of Green Gables series
The Stephanie Plum Numbers books by Janet Evanovich