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What's On Your List?

I love to write. It’s time-consuming and all-encompassing. I also love to read, but find I need to be pretty picky when it comes to what I read. Back to that time issue. As in, I don’t want to waste mine. I have several writing projects on my list already for 2012, but I’d love to add some great books to my TBR pile. Trouble is, when I try to check on Amazon, I end up getting confused and dazed and simply tired of seeing a bunch of bare-chested, long-haired men if I select ‘Romance’ in my search category.

So I’m asking you.

What’s on your reading list for 2012, and what did you read last year that you simply loved?

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  1. stephseclecticinterests on January 4, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    So far on my To Be Read in 2012 List is The Soul Reader, Tooth for Tooth, Shadowed in Silk, The Help, The Room, Come Find Me, Then Came a Hush, Guide to Breastfeeding and Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Newborn (for my doula course), Beyond Tuesday Morning, Every Now and Then, unEmployed Faith, My Emily, The Son in My Eyes, A Dream Unfolding, Mercy Come Morning…and of course, your new book.

  2. Anne Payne on January 5, 2012 at 5:48 am

    You’ve probably read Ronie Kendig’s books, but if not, those are excellent. The First Gardner by Denise Hildreth Jones was really good if you like emotionally intense stories. Of course, those books couldn’t be more different šŸ™‚

    • Cathy West on January 5, 2012 at 5:06 pm

      Ooo I am all about emotionally intense!! Ahaha, bet you couldn’t tell, huh? Will have to pick that one up for sure!

  3. Rosslyn Elliott on January 5, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    Next on my reading list is Yesterday’s Tomorrow! I finally made my deadline (so much for finishing early) and I’m looking forward to your novel. It is truly sad how little reading time I’ve had for the last six months, but I’ve realized that I need to start setting some boundaries now so I can read something I love without letting the endless call of work get in the way. The writer’s life is not sustainable without reading.

  4. Cathy West on January 5, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    YAY! And I know what you mean. But since getting my iPad, my reading list is much more manageable. I try to write during the day and read at night instead of watching television.

  5. Janet Sketchley on January 8, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    Yesterday’s Tomorrow is on my top picks list from 2011 šŸ™‚ If you like sweeping historicals, I second Stephanie’s choice of Shadowed in Silk (also a fine 2011 read for me). For emotional intensity, there’s Brandilyn Collins’ Over the Edge.

    • Cathy West on January 9, 2012 at 2:35 pm

      Thanks Janet!! Yes, I really agree, Shadowed In Silk was wonderful!!

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