Friday, November 20, 2009

End of Year Reading - I Hope

I always panic towards the end of the year. There are always so many books that I want to squeeze in, but so much else going on that there is usually not enough time to do everything. Some of these books have sat on my shelf a bit longer than others, but all were published/acquired in 2009.


Can you help me out, and let me know if there are any on my list that you absolutely loved?


Do you have any end of  year reading goals?

36 comments:

  1. I hope to read four novels by Kenzaburo Oe, one by Margaret Atwood, Almost Moon by Anne Sebold, The Old Capital by Yasunari Kawabata (rereading for a group read) -Imminent Vice by Thomas Pynchon-that is all I have planned out so far

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  2. I really enjoyed Her Fearful Symmetry and had trouble putting it down. Read that one!

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  3. Read Her Fearful Symmetry! Do it now!

    I aim to make a mini dent in my TBR pile before Christmas...I have been indulging in some quite lengthy reads of late that have taken me a good couple of weeks to get through so I am anxious to rip through some of the shorter novels I have waiting for me.

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  4. I have about fifteen books to read by the end of the year and I am panicking too. Many are needed to finish challenges and I keep finding I want to read something else. I love challenges,yet I feel like I am dictating to myself what I need to read.

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  5. Wish I could help you out. I have Wishin' and Hopin' and The Girl on Legare Street on my stack too. I have not read any of the others.

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  6. Two are on my list to do before the end of the year too: The Gift, and Her Fearful Symmetry. But with the holidays, my expectations aren't as high for as many books as you have! Good luck!!!!!!!!!

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  7. I have several things as well that are on my radar to read by the end of the year. I haven't made a list though. I'm a little afraid of what the length on it would be.

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  8. I don't have any of those books or have a read any of them.

    I am to scared to see what I have left to read. I am trying to get through as many as I can before the end of the year but probably won't.

    I am sure you can finish that pile. Good luck and happy reading.

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  9. Hey, did you break in my house and steal my books? I have almost every book you've listed and I'm hanging my head in shame when I say I haven't read any of them.

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  10. Alas, I haven't read any of the books on your list, though some are on mine too! I'm not going to panic about getting to them all before year's end, however, since the great thing about really good books is that there's no expiration date on them! I trust they'll be just as good in 2010!

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  11. I plan on reading Her Fearful Symmetry soon also. I have about 4 or 5 books that I am going to try to read before the end of the year myself.

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  12. I've heard good things about The Gift and Her Fearful Symmetry. I'm hoping to read a Cecilia Ahern book sometime over the winter, along with Hunger Games books, among others.

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  13. Well I read Her Fearful Symmetry. Hmm...it was hard to put down but left me a bit disappointed. I did NOT like the ending and I thought some of the relationships were a bit creepy.

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  14. That is an impressive list! I look forward to hearing which ones you enjoy.

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  15. This is a great post and when I get back from shopping I'm going to do one too. I've been thinking about it because of challenges but it would be nice to have it all nice and need in a post.


    as for your list...

    I have Secrets of a Christmas Box on my wish list. I almost bought Alice I Have Been at Costco and wen I went back they were all gone :-(

    I purchased The Girl on Legare Street yesterday because I loved The House on Tradd Street so much.

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  16. The only one of those I've read this year is Her Fearful Symmetry, and I didn't like it.

    I've heard good things about The Lacuna, but I'm still on the waiting list at the library.

    Happy reading!

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  17. I am going to finish at least four more books to reach 100 for the year and then finish War and Peace (1200 pages to go) by the end of 2009 as well.

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  18. I absolutely loved Amigoland! Hope you get to it sooner than later.

    My goals by the end of the year aren't much but not sure if I can do it, as I have been reading very slowly. Need to read at least 7 books for the last three challenges I hadn't finished yet. And then 2 books for read-alongs.

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  19. The only one on your list I've read is Alice I Have Been. It has kind of a creepy feel to it, but it's one that has grown on me the more I think about it.

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  20. My end-of-year reading goals involve writing a few more posts for books I've read, and finishing some books I've started. (Does this sound familiar to anyone else?) The challenge is that I keep getting new books!

    I've been telling myself that I have plenty of time to get the above done, in an effort to stave off panic.

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  21. I have a lot of books I need to get read for reviews so my goal for the end of the year is to get through as many of those as I can. And to learn how to say "no" for next year so that I can get to the pile of books I already had piled up next to my nightstand.

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  22. I'm starting to panic about it nearly being the end of the year and how many books I have that I would like to finish before then too! I just keep reminding myself that the 31st Dec is just another number - I can still keep reading after that! I have just started The Lacuna but am finding it hard going for this time of year - I think it is going to take some more concentration then I am able to give right now.

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  23. I read and enjoyed Her Fearful Symmetry. Also read Half Broke Horses and really liked that one!

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  24. You have several on your list that I intend to read but since I haven't yet, I can't help you narrow anything down. Sorry! ;-)

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  25. Oh, these sound good. I haven't read any of them, but I have read other books by Cecilia Ahern, Wally Lamb, and Jeanette Walls. I have "Alice I Have Been" on preorder, and "Wishin and Hopin" is my Christmas wish!

    Enjoy!

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  26. I haven't read any of these, but I'd probably pick Alice. I really want to read that!

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  27. I have end of Nov. reading goals - review books I want to do by then. Hope you visit my Sunday Salon weekly wrap up.

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  28. The only one on your list that I've read is Her Fearful Symmetry and I really got into that one!

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  29. I have not read any-but I really want to read Her Fearful Symmetry and Lacuna.

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  30. These are all new-to-me titles. Sorry I can't help!

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  31. I have heard good things about Alice I Have Been and Her Fearful Symmetry, but not much about any of the others.

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  32. Wow, I haven't read any on your list although Await Your Return is next in line for me. I think that 2009 is going to be one of my best reading years yet with favorites like Cutting For Stone, The Help, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, The White Queen and That Old Cape Magic leading the list. Right now I'm 120 pages into Irving's Last Night In Twisted River and I already know that will make my list as well.

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  33. I don't have a "end of the year pile", but I have a mental list. There are the books for the Holiday Reading Challenge, and then some more that I have been wanting to read for a while. I already know I won't be able to read all!

    Sorry I can't help you though, I haven't read any of those. If I had your pile thought, I would read the Christmas ones to put myself in the right spirit! :)

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  34. The only one I actually read was "Her Fearful Symmetry," which was a fast read and very good but with some flaws. Still worth reading I think!

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  35. When I saw Saving CeeCee Honeycutt reviewed a while back, I instantly added it to my TBR list.

    No specific goals -- except to finish The Count this week. I know, I know. I like to read holiday books in december.

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  36. Yes, I usually have an end of the year must read books but usually get distracted with other books.

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