12 in 11

I love to read. In high school, I was that weird girl who was always hunkered over a book in study hall. Pretty much my entire sophomore year, I had a copy of one of the books in the Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice tucked under my arm (Edward can GTFO, Lestat 4 Eva). I’ve let my reading habits fall to the wayside, partly because I have less time than I used to and partly because I find myself engrossed in other things when I do get free time: blogging, Facebook, video games, etc. I want to rekindle my love affair for books, so I set a goal for myself this year.

I will read one book per month in 2011. That’s 12 books in 2011, for those of you who may be using their fingers to count right now. It’s cool, I count on my fingers too.
I have also decided to make one of my books non-fiction. I don’t enjoy reading non-fiction, so this will be a challenge for me.

I’m opening my comments to suggestions. Here are some of my favorite books, or books I have read recently:

  • The Lovely Bones
  • Anything by Stephen King
  • The Time Traveler’s Wife
  • The Help
  • The Catcher in the Rye
  • Matilda

I don’t do romance novels.

January’s book (which is already in progress) is The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.

So, suggest away, readers! What book(s) do you adore that you think I should read?