Monday, May 7, 2012

Books Read and to Read in 2012

I love reading. I've been a bookworm since I moved to NJ at age 11. I spent countless hours at my elementary school's library, avoiding the jeers of other students who teased me relentlessly about being Luke Locursio's crush.

I thought about majoring in English Lit at college but knew there was no way my family would allow that. Sadly, I only took one lit course at NYU-- Eastern and Central European literature (during my Cold War kick sophomore year).

I took a rather long reading hiatus during law school-- too much legal reading to do on a daily basis. By the time my day was through, I would feel so exhausted that I would watch a little tv and then pass out each night.

I started reading literature again last year, though sporadically. I tried to document what I read but I've always been awful at consistently sticking to.. anything, really.

I love the idea of reading a book per week. But even then, I can't commit to a single book at a time.

A smattering of the books I've read in 2012:
Story of a Marriage (1/2012)
1Q84 (1/2012)
The Imperfectionists (1/2012)
The Psychopath Test by Jon Ronson (3/2012) <-- April Bookclub
Yaclav and Lena by Haley Tanner (3/2012)
The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins (3/2012)
The Marriage Plot by Jeffery Eugenides (4/2012)
How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe by Charles Wu (4/2012)
Room by Emma Donaghue (5/2012) <-- May Bookclub
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens (5/2012) <-- Listened via mp3
The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi (5/2012)

Currently Reading:
Candide by Voltaire <-- listening via mp3
Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy <-- reading on nook and listening via mp3
Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
Southern California: An Island on the Land by Carrie McWilliams

Still Left to Read:
On the Road by Jack Kerouac