Tuesday, December 17, 2013

WORDS | 2013

For as much free time as I had this year, I really didn't read as much as I would have liked. I'll probably finish one more book (The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri, which is great so far), which means that I'll total 14 books for the year. Since that's just a little over a book each month, I'd like to almost double that next year by reading 26. Totally doable, right? My husband's goal every year is 52. Dude is a reading machine.

Overall I really liked what I read this year. The Catcher in the Rye was a reread and still remains a favorite. Anything by Haruki Murakami or Jane Austen are bound to please me (I'm seriously going to be so sad when I finish reading all of Murakami's books). However, one of my favorite books of the year was the first thing I read in 2013, Love Goes to Buildings on Fire: Five Years in New York That Changed Music Forever, a look at the various New York music scenes from 1973-75. I was completely captivated by the NY punk scene (of course) and reading about Bruce Springsteen's rise to fame, but I was also really fascinated by the Jazz musicians and with minimalist composer Philip Glass. I highly recommend it if you're a music nerd like myself. 

What did you read this year?

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