I’m borrowing this title from another bookish blog – The Broke and the Bookish. This week the subject was 2013 reading goals … but I’m not in the mood for that tonight. Instead, I’m going with my choices for Top 10 Books of 2012 – and if you haven’t read them then you should just got buy them right now.

  1. Fifty Shades of Grey – Yes, I went there first. It was a fast read, all three books, I have no complaints. I’ve found books of the similar genre that were possibly more realistic, but I still enjoyed the time I spent with Christian Grey.
  2. Gone Girl – Everyone’s reading it, even Oprah. Reese Witherspoon has signed up for the movie. Don’t make me hurt you.
  3. Steal Like an Artist – for all you creatives, this book is awesome! Who knew someone would give you permission to steal.
  4. The Walk/Miles to Go/Road to Grace – this series, which still has two more books yet to be published, has been the highlight of my year. It’s inspirational, motivational, and I’m pretty sure we’ve all cried. You won’t be able to put it down.
  5. The Paris Wife – Who knew that’s what Hemingway was really like? I didn’t and you won’t until you read this book.
  6. The Great Gatsby – not my first read through of the classic, but certainly my most memorable. Absolutely loved it. Shared it with everyone at work. Now I’m waiting anxiously for the new movie to finally come out.
  7. Happier at Home – Rubin’s second book, another great motivational read on how to take control of your life and home and make it the best it can be.
  8. My Ideal Bookshelf – Seriously! How can this not make my top 10 every time? It’s about books and book shelves and people writing about books and book shelves. MY ideal bookshelf will be revealed sometime in the near future. Here’s the first book – Pride and Prejudice {are you sensing a pattern}.
  9. Perks of Being a Wallflower – my next to last read of 2012 and I really enjoyed it. It was definitely a different style but it kept me intrigued and I’m still wondering to this day … who are you?
  10. Charlotte’s Web – my last read of 2012 and I couldn’t resist adding in a children’s classic. This book is “presh” and you need to read it to every little kid you know.

Now, how does your wishlist feel? I said I was on a book buying freeze until I received another book in the mail. Amazon Prime is really starting to pay off (and you should just add that to your wishlist too).

I promise, that’s it. I don’t have any other books on order, I’m trying really hard not to buy another copy, in a different edition, of Pride & Prejudice, and be a good girl for the rest of the month as I try to zoom through the looming stack on my end table. It looks like this:

It’s getting to be a little insane. Trust me, I will be the first to admit it. Let’s check back next Tuesday to see what it’s looking like. Hopefully a few more books will have magically disappeared onto the finished shelf.

Anyway, off to D.A.N.C.E. with Ellen and CLC. Good times shall be had by all.


… One Hour Later … dance is over, blog is posting, and I can feel all my muscles working to relax. Giddy up!