Saturday, December 3, 2011

December's Project

I'm not actually starting this project until January 1, but the fact that my 100 books will only count things I both start and finish in 2012 means that this month I need to finish as many books as possible that I've abandoned somewhere in the middle. Now, I'm not going to let myself not read these books in 2012 if necessary, but they won't count toward the 100, and I'd like to start with as clean a slate as possible. Here's what I have, roughly in the order I plan to concentrate on them, based on how many pages I have left, how quick a read each is, and, in one case, library deadlines. I want to get the quick ones done first so the total number is cut down. And hey, I'm starting with 10! That's a nice even number.
1. The Spy Who Came in From the Cold by John Le Carré
2. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
3. Liberty's Exiles by Maya Jasanoff
4. Alias Dragonfly by Jane Singer
5. Claire de Lune by Christine Johnson
6. Secrets of a Summer Night by Lisa Kleypas
7. The Secret Circle trilogy by L.J. Smith
8. The Warden by Anthony Trollope
9. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
10. A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
Of course, the fact that I'm trying to concentrate on these doesn't mean that there's nothing else I have to (or want to) be reading, so. This weekend, I want to finish the Le Carré and the Larsson, and I also have a set of four books on my Kindle I need to make progress on for a review next week. (I can't say much about that yet because there's a press embargo.) And I want to get Cassie Clare's City of Fallen Angels (which I finally just started the other night) done soon so I can read Clockwork Price as soon as possible after it comes out on Tuesday.

Today's goal: Finish The Spy Who Came in From the Cold and the first Kindle book.


  1. That's a lot of books to finish before January, but I know you can do it! Random: I've never read any of these books, but want to read Cassie Clare's books.

  2. When I was around 18, and working in a book shop (therefore rich in books but poor in money) I used to read many many books at the same time like you do. I would find that I was never in the mood for 1 thing, so I would have happy books and sad books and night books and on and on, it got a bit out of hand.
    Soon after my habit got really bad I decided it was too much, and I quit multi-reading cold turkey and it really wasn't very hard. In the last 7ish years I have read only 1 book at a time, and I really wouldn't have it any other way. It helps me keep a clear head. I suggest you give this a try.