Initially I was going to do one of those “year in review” posts where I highlight all the great films, albums, and books I consumed in 2012, but I realized that a) the only movie I remember watching before the month of December is Moonrise Kingdom and b) I was mostly out of the loop music-wise this year and didn’t bother keeping track of new releases.
Something I did do a lot of, though, was read. I finished more books in the past twelve months than any other year, which I credit largely to the e-reader I got the previous christmas. You could rehash the old argument that “e-books are destroying books” but nothing has pushed me to read more than that magical device (now excuse me while I caress its cold rectangular anti-glare electronic paper display).
Anyway, here are some titles that I enjoyed the past year.
That last image I uploaded isn’t the real cover for Cinder, but I much preferred Goni Montes’ illustration for the prequel to the actual cover and really, how could you not read the book after seeing his work? It’s a badass cyborg girl in a snowy landscape!!
Some goals I have for 2013 are to read more non-fiction and classics, and to write more of anything. Seriously. I read so much that’s it’s embarassing how little I do any writing. Hopefully this will be the year I change that.