I’ve been skipping around the blogosphere and seen a lot of resolution-type posts for the start of 2008. I don’t make resolutions. Resolutions are only made to be broken, and who wants that on his conscience? Makes you feel like a loser. And God knows, being writers, we already feel insecure.
I’ve also seen that the book bloggers are taking up reading challenges for the year. There’s the TBR Challenge, the Short Story Reading Challenge, the Jane Austen and C.S. Lewis Mini Challenges, the Canadian Book Challenge … I could go on and on. Who knew there were so many book lovers who blog and want to challenge themselves with so much reading? This definitely falls under that “make no resolutions” category for me. Yet another disappointment if I couldn’t manage to get through all the books in my TBR pile — again.
There are some books I really am looking forward to this year — and will make sure I read them. Louise Ure’s THE FAULT TREE will definitely get a second reading after having her sign my book at LCC in Denver. I can’t wait for Laura Lippman’s new Tess book in the spring. Alison Gaylin’s HEARTLESS, due out this summer, sounds fantastic, and Lori Armstrong’s new Julie Collins’ book, SNOW BLIND, will be out in October. Patty Smiley’s next Tucker Sinclair book, COOL CACHE, will be a treat, and Jim Born’s new Alex Duarte book will be out in the next couple of months. And most definitely in June I'll be picking up J. Maarten Troost's new travel book LOST ON PLANET CHINA: THE STRANGE AND TRUE STORY OF ONE MAN'S ATTEMPT TO UNDERSTAND THE WORLD'S MOST MYSTIFYING NATION, OR HOW HE BECAME COMFORTABLE EATING LIVE SQUID.
I’ve just realized that I’ve created a new challenge: New Books I’ll Read This Year.
Want to join? What new books are you looking forward to this year?
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