Thursday, January 10, 2013

2013 Reads

Winter is my favorite time of the year to curl up under a blanket with a cup of tea and a good book.  Now that the holidays are behind us, I generally have a bit more free time, and when the weather is bad {and let's face it - it almost always is in the Midwest at this time} I don't feel guilty doing absolutely nothing for an afternoon.  A few of the books on my bookshelf that I am dying to dive into are:
  1. "Me Talk Pretty One Day" - David Sedaris {Currently reading this right now and it's absolutely hilarious} 
  2. "A Farewell to Arms" - Ernest Hemingway {Have read this before but I can never get enough of Hemingway's tight prose}
  3. "Paris was Ours" - Penelope Rowlands
  4. "The Beautiful and Damned" - F. Scott Fitzgerald
  5. "Atonement" - Ian McEwan
  6. "Breakfast at Tiffanys" - Truman Capote
  7. "Lolita" - Vladimir Nabokav
  8. "The Perfectly Imperfect Home" - Deborah Needleman
  9. "Flight Behavior" - Barbara Kingsolver
  10. "Smitten Kitchen" - Deb Perelman
  11. "The French Dog" - Rachel Hale
  12. "Leaves of Grass" - Walt Whitman {I found a beautiful old copy of this at a used book store - the front cover even had a love not enscribed on it from the previous owner}
What are you most looking forward to reading this year?


  1. The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook is currently in transit to my house. Can't wait!

    1. I got it for Christmas, I am so excited to start cooking my way though it.
      You will have to let me know what you try!

  2. Oh these look like a great read! i'll have to pick one! :)


    1. thank you for stopping by kristin!

  3. Yay twenty-thirteen reading lists! They are the best — I am looking forward to diving into "The Art of Fielding" (the typographic book cover is divine).

    1. ooooh i completely forgot to add that one to my list annie, thank you for reminding me!

  4. Looks like you have some great reads lined up. Just started the Zoo Keeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman. Beautifully written true story and pulling me right in to pre-WW2 Warsaw. You'll love this one, M..