I always make a year-end playlist of my favorite songs from the year. While I would venture to say most of my readers don’t like my style of music, I still wanted to share. You can listen to any of the tracks free on Spotify, here is the link for this playlist: 2012
I only read 33 books this year, way down from last year. My reading goal for the year was to read or re-read the classics. I think I did a pretty good job on those: The Fountain Head, The Great Gatsby, To Kill a Mockingbird, A Confederacy of Dunces, Tom Sawyer & Huck Finn, Catcher in the Rye, 1984 and The Stranger.
My favorite book, besides maybe The Great Gatsby or the Catcher in the Rye, was The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. I cried approximately 7 times and finished it in about 4 hours, staying up until almost 3 AM.
Gone Girl and Defending Jacob were also very good reads, although none of them particularly happy stories.
I read several I didn’t care for, so in 2013 I need to decide not to waste my time finishing a book that didn’t resonate with me from the beginning. I can stop watching a horrible movie, why do I feel I need to finish a book?