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Saturday, December 28, 2013

My Bookish Resolution for 2014

So last year I made a Bookish Resolution to not buy any books in 2013 unless it was a Mocha Girls Read book of the month.  Since there are 12 months that means 12 books in one year and nothing else. I am happy to say .... I DID IT!  But I did purchase a few books for giveaways.  Just a few. But overall I am happy about getting my book buying habits under control.
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But there was a part of my 2013 resolution that I didn't really nail. I have a ton of books at home that I need to read.  A ton!  And I really want to read more than half of them.  I really want to finish this list and move on.  Call me OCD but I have 100 new books (that I didn't buy) in my house from BEA13 and I am still hooked on this list. 
Here is my 2103 list with the books I did read crossed out.
On my bookshelf
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
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)
So this is my new goal list for 2014. 
New list for 2014 from my Bookshelf.
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 by Barry C Black
8. ARC A Different Sun by Elaine Neil Orr
9. Getting to Happy by Terry McMillan
10. The Mermaid Chair by Sue Monk Kidd
11. Healer by Carol Cassella
12. True Believer by Nicholas Sparks
13. Cinder by Marissa Meyer
14. The Night of the Weeping Women by Lawrence Naumoff
15. Good Faith by Jane Smiley
16. Super Sad True Love Story by Gary Shteyngart
17. Nine Lives of Christmas by Sheila Roberts
18. Very Valentine by Adriana Trigiani
19. ARC Oleander Girl by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
20. ARC Ghana Must Go by Taiye Selasi
21. ARC The Barbarian Nurseries by Hector Tobar
22. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt
23. The Forest Lover by Susan Vreeland
24. Forever Odd by Dean Koontz
25. One Fifth Avenue by Candace Bushnell
26. A Long Way From Home by Connie Briscoe
27. Open House by Elizabeth Berg
28. Beneath a Marble Sky by John Shors
29. The Magician’s Assistant by Ann Patchett
30. Live Your Dreams by Les Brown
31. Bo’s Café by John Lynch and Bill Thrall
32. The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff
33. Tuesday with Morrie by Mitch Albom
34. The Secret Lives of Dresses by Erin McKean
35. Here at the End of the World We Learn to Dance by Lloyd Jones
36. Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris
37. Loving Blue by Zuri Day
38. The Sweetest Thing by Jill Shalvis
39. The Mummy by Anne Rice (not sure if I read this one)
40. The Calling by Armstrong
41. Lethal Rhythm by Peter Kowey
42. Illusions by Chantilly Chanel Austin
43. Bewitching by Flinn
44. How to be an American Housewife by Margaret Dilloway
45. The Aloha Quilt by Jennifer Chiaverini
46. The Bad Beginning (A Series of Unfortunate Events #1)
47. Under Wild Wood by Melot Ellis
48. How To Die in Paris by Naturi Thomas
49. 7:33am by Monda Raquel Webb
50. A Christmas Journey Home by Kathi Macias
51. Across the Universe by Beth Revis
52. Fire Baptized by Kenya Wright
53. Indiscretion by Charles Dubow
54. Incubus by Carol Goodman
55. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel by Deborah Moggach
56. Stay Tuned Lauren Clark
57. Under the Never Sky by Rossi
58. Murder in Vein by sue Ann Jaffarian
59. The Christmas Chronicles by Time Slover
60. Strategic Planning for Love and War by Johnson
61. The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella
62. Remember Me? By Sophie Kinsella
63. Origin by Khoury
64. The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln by Stephen L Carter
65. Throne of Glass by Maas
66. ARC Three Strong Women by Marie NDiaye
67. What’s Left of Me by Zhang
68. UnWholly by Shuterman
69. Lucid by Stoliz and Boss
70. Sweet Shadows by Childs
71. Carnival of Souls by Marissa Marr
72. Don’t Turn Around by Gagnon
73. The Crown of Embers by Carson
74. Nobody’s Secret by MacColl
75. Unremembered by Jessica Brody
76. ARC Under Shifting Glass by Nicky Singer
  I am going to pledge a new 2014 resolution here to help with my bookaholic hoarding habits.

I, Alysia Allen pledge not to purchase any new books for the year of 2014.  There is only one exception.  The book club book of the month is the only book I will purchase at a 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 2014 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 2014.
 What are your bookish resolutions for 2014? Do you have one?  Or am I the only one?  How did you do with your 2013 bookish resolutions?

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