Mami Reads: 2012

I was organizing my office when a though suddenly struck me.  What will I be reading in 2012? I know there will be plenty of new books to pick up but, if I am to accomplish my mamilutions of 12 books in '12 then I needed to gear up.  As I looked at my bookshelves, I seemed to have been possessed.  I started pulling out books.  Then I realized what I was doing.  I was making a stash! These books are now at the top of my desk where I will see them day after day.  As is usually the case, I did not stick with the 12.  It's quite aggressive but, I have 29 30 32 books on the list.  I pulled books out that interested me.  Books that I haven't yet cracked opened, thin books that would make this goal more accomplishable, books that make me smile, books that I know will make me cry.  And here is the list.  Do you want to join me? If you do, head on over to the bookstore and get yourself a copy!

I am not sure what I'm going to start with what do you think?  What will you be reading in 2012?

  • Confessions of a Scary Mommy by Jill Smokler (be sure to pre-order, it comes out in April!)
  • A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines
  • Almost a Woman by Esmeralda Santiago
  • Donde el camino se corta: Nuevos poemas para reirse by Shel Silverstein
  • Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
  • Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer
  • Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer (added 01/05/12 after seeing that the movie was coming out)
  • Four Spirits by Sena Jeter Naslund
  • God Went to Beauty School by Cynthia Rylant 01/03/12
  • Keeping It Simple!: Keys to Living an Uncomplicated Life by Jayne M DeRouin
  • La fiesta del chivo (Punto de Lectura) by Mario Vargas Llosa
  • Lost in the City by Edward P. Jones
  • Memoria de mis putas tristes by Gabriel Garcia Marquez (January: currently reading)
  • Night by Elie Wiesel
  • On Beauty by Zadie Smith
  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  • Reading Like a Writer: A Guide for People Who Love Books and for Those Who Want to Write Them by Francine Prose
  • Skinny Legs and All by Tom Robbins
  • Song of the Water Saints by Nelly Rosario
  • The Fifth Mountain by Paulo Coelho
  • The Gift of Change: Spiritual Guidance for a Radically New Life by Marianne Williamson
  • The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson (January: currently reading)
  • The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson
  • The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest by Stieg Larsson
  • The Invitation by Oriah Mountain Dreamer
  • The Mother-Daughter Book Club: How Ten Busy Mothers and Daughters Came Together to Talk, Laugh and Learn Through Their Love of Reading by Shireen Dodson
  • The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
  • The Way of the Bow by Paulo Coelho (added 2/7/12 after reading his blog) 02/07/12
  • The Writing Life by Annie Dillard
  • This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Traveling Light: Releasing the Burdens You Were Never Intended to Bear by Max Lucado
  • Writing Past Dark: Envy, Fear, Distraction and Other Dilemmas in the Writer's Life by Bonnie Friedman