2013 Reading

This year I'm trying something new as I continue to (try to) improve my reading life.  Instead of setting a number of books to read, I'm setting myself time to read:  One hour each day, minimum, for personal reading.  Of course the boundaries in my reading life are blurry; when I picked up To Kill A Mockingbird, a book I love, was I rereading it for pleasure for was I reading it critically in preparation for studying it with my kids this year?  Both.  So I get to decide if I'm meeting my personal reading goal or not.

As always, I don't add links unless I bought the book someplace other than Amazon.  So if there's a link, go visit the vendor!


A good start to the year, though woefully free of nonfiction as of publication.  I have a few history books I'm reading with my homeschoolers; maybe I'll finish at least one of them this month. 

Clouds of Witness by Dorothy Sayers.  A fun Lord Peter Wimsey mystery.  Nothing remarkable but something easy and fun to start the year.

The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton.  This was a group read with a Goodreads group, "Classics Without all the Class."  Interesting book on high-society folks in New York in the late 19th century.  

The Night Circus by Erin Morganstern.  Fun, inconsequential read.  Beautifully descriptive, sometimes-baffling fantasy plot.  

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.  No comment necessary about this book.  I am always stunned to find people who have not read it, or who have read it and find it boring.  It's just about the perfect book.


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