Reading in the New Year

Reading more is one of my action items for the year.  Listening to books counts too, I have found audio books to be a great distraction from the horrid boredom on the treadmill.  Really my ultimate goal is to reduce my screen time (laptop, BlackBerry, TV).

Usually I have a long list of books I want to read but when I finished up my stockpile I was struggling to put a new list together.  Luckily a few friends formed a monthly book club so I had the January book selection to get me started.  In the end I did manage to get a few books knocked out.

Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
by Laura HillenbrandThis is a book I would have never picked up to read, it was our January book club book.  It is such a great book, a truly unbelievable story of surviving.
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf
by Edward Albee

I have never seen this movie and know nothing about the story.  I mentioned to my parents we were going to see the play , dad just so happened to have a copy and lent it to me.  I am glad I did, I think it will make seeing the play a better experience.

Room: A Novel
by Emma Donoghue

My first library audio book check out!  This was a great selection for it since the majority of the story is told from the perspective of a five year-old boy who has lived his entire life in one tiny room.  An intense but enjoyable listen.

I went from no books to a nightstand full of books.  Here is what I have waiting to be read…
Best Food Writing 2010 by Holly Hughes
Better get busy reading.  Any must reads in the new year?


  1. Sheila (Bookjourney) says:

    Yes – I love audio and listen to it while I am getting ready in the morning, in the kitchen when I cook and in my car when I drive.

    ROOM is so good, I read it but heard it was incredible on audio too.

  2. Nina says:

    I have read two books written by Virginia Woolf, and thought they where really good. Very interesting to read about her life aswell on the web. 😉 I never heard of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf! I hope it's good.

    Have a wonderful Monday!

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