My Little Pocketbooks: 2013 Reading Resolution Update   

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

2013 Reading Resolution Update

Way back at the beginning of the year I posted my 2013 New Year Book-ish Resolutions.  It just occurred to me I should do a check up on them and see how I am doing. 


I, Alysia Allen pledge not to purchase any new books for the year of 2013.  There is only one exception.  The book club book of the month is the only book I will purchase at the local independent bookstore.  I will not purchase books for giveaways either.  I will be giving away only the books currently in my possession.  If I bring new books into my house they have to be FREE!  I can purchase audiobooks and e-books since they do not live on my bookshelf.  
In 2013 I will only purchase 12 (book club selection) books and nothing more.  I will read the books in my house this year regardless of age, condition and public opinion.

This is my pledge for 2013.

So far I have bought 5 (or so) books for a giveaway.  Oops! It was at the LA Book Fair.  Dang!  I forgot about that part of my pledge.  Here is the post about the loot!  (click here)
I have not purchased a single book for myself that was not a book club book of the month.  As of today I purchased just 8 books out of 12.
I have received over 100 books FREE from publishers, authors, BEA and other events.  My bookshelf does not look like what thought it would look like in October 2013.  I thought I would have room for a Christmas tree in December and space from getting rid of books I have read.  Oh well!!!

From my original list here is the update

1. The Personal History of Rachel DuPree by Ann Weisgarber
2. Women Food and God by Geneen Roth
3. 1-900-ANYTIME by Tracy Price-Thompson
4. Legend by Marie Lu
5. Abigail by Jill Eileen Smith
6. The Season of Beento Blackbird by Akosua Busia
7. From the Hood to the Hill b Barry C Black
8. The Bedouin
9. ARC A Different Sun by Elaine Neil Orr
10. ARC Here I Go Again by Jen Lancaster
11. Getting to Happy by Terry McMillan
12. The Mermaid Chair by Sue Monk Kidd
13. Healer by Carol Cassella
14. True Believer by Nicholas Sparks
15. Cinder by Marissa Meyer
16. The Night of the Weeping Women by Lawrence Naumoff
17. Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones
18. Good Faith by Jane Smiley
19. Super Sad True Love Story by Gary Shteyngart
20. Angelology by Danielle Trussoni
21. Nine Lives of Christmas by Sheila Roberts
22. Very Valentine by Adriana Trigiani
23. ARC Oleander Girl by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
24. ARC Ghana Must Go by Taiye Selasi
25. ARC The Barbarian Nurseries by Hector Tobar
26. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt
27. The Forest Lover by Susan Vreeland
28. Forever Odd by Dean Koontz
29. One Fifth Avenue by Candace Bushnell
30. The Wolf Gift by Anne Rice
31. A Long Way From Home by Connie Briscoe
32. Open House by Elizabeth Berg
33. Beneath a Marble Sky by John Shors
34. The Magician’s Assistant by Ann Patchett
35. Even The Stars Look Lonesome by Maya Angelou
36. Live Your Dreams by Les Brown
37. Bo’s Café by John Lynch and Bill Thrall
38. The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff
39. Tuesday with Morrie by Mitch Albom
40. The Secret Lives of Dresses by Erin McKean
41. Here at the End of the World We Learn to Dance by Lloyd Jones
42. Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris
43. Soulless by Gail Carriger
44. Loving Blue by Zuri Day
45. The Sweetest Thing by Jill Shalvis
46. The Mummy by Anne Rice (not sure if I read this one)
47. Angel Time by Anne Rice
48. The Calling by Armstrong
49. Lethal Rhythm by Peter Kowey
50. Illusions by Chantilly Chanel Austin
51. Bewitching by Flinn
52. How to be an American Housewife by Margaret Dilloway
53. The Aloha Quilt by Jennifer Chiaverini
54. The Bad Beginning (A Series of Unfortunate Events #1)
55. Grave Diggers Mountain of Bones by Krovatin
56. Under Wild Wood by Melot Ellis
57. How To Die in Paris by Naturi Thomas
58. 7:33Am by Monda Raquel Webb
59. A Christmas Journey Home by Kathi Macias
60. Across the Universe by Beth Revis
61. Fire Baptized by Kenya Wright
62. Indiscretion by Charles Dubow
63. Incubus by Carol Goodman
64. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel by Deborah Moggach
65. Stay Tuned Lauren Clark
66. Under the Never Sky by Rossi
67. Can You Keep A Secret? By Sophie Kinsella
68. Murder in Vein by Sue Ann Jaffarian
69. The Christmas Chronicles by Time Slover
70. For One More Day by Mitch Albom
71. Strategic Planning for Love and War by Johnson
72. The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella
73. Remember Me? By Sophie Kinsella
74. Origin by Khoury
75. The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln by Stephen L Carter
76. Throne of Glass by Maas
77. ARC Three Strong Women by Marie NDiaye
78. ARC The Twelve Tribes Of Hattie by Ayana Mathis
79. What’s Left of Me by Zhang
80. UnWholly by Shuterman
81. Lucid by Stoliz and Boss
82. Sweet Shadows by Childs (gave it away)
83. Carnival of Souls by Marissa Marr
84. Don’t Turn Around by Gagnon
85. The Crown of Embers by Carson
86. Nobody’s Secret by MacColl
87. Unremembered by Jessica Brody
88. The Good House by Tananarive Due
89. ARC Under Shifting Glass by Nicky Singer
90. Rescue by Anita Shreve (audiobook)
91. The Shoemaker’s Wife by Adriana Trigiani (audiobook)

Ok! that is enough about me...what about you?  How are you doing on your bookish New Years Resolutions?  I hope better than me.  LOL!

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