Viva la Resolution!

Happy 2012, everybody! I have a good feeling about this year, I just know it! First, Take a Bow will finally be out in the world. Second, um, do I really need another reason? Me thinks not.

Now that we've counted down to 2012, today starts the inevitable New Years Resolutions. Although I always start my resolutions on January 2nd. Who seriously wants to start exercising more on the 1st? I'm still tired from last night. I'm not doing the basic "eat better and exercise more" resolution this year, although I always try to do that. And I'm pretty happy that I was able to stick to last year's resolution of writing more thank you letters, actual handwritten letters.

This year I'm going to do something that'll help me with my increasingly stressful "to-read" pile that keeps growing and growing. My resolution is to read about a book a week: 50 books in 2012. I'm sure most people are thinking, "That's not hard, I read a hundred books a year!" Congrats to you! This, however, would be a big deal for me. I'm always woefully behind (I just finished The Help in October and over Christmas break finally read The Devil Wears Prada). 

So my goal is a book a week. And, to make sure I'm sticking to it, I'm going to blog each month about the books that I've read so I can share them with you. I might even do a giveaway or two, you never know!

I've already got my books lined up for this month. First I need to finish Sophie Kinsella's Twenties Girl that I started reading on the plane right home, then Spirit Junkie by Gabrielle Bernstein (figured it'd be a good way to start off the new year), Beauty Queens by Libba Bray (told you I'm far behind), The Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor, and my book club book, which I can't seem to remember what it is, which may be a problem... Of course I reserve the right to change this up, but these are the books I'm really hoping I get to this month. Oh my goodness, how on earth did it get to be January 2012?

So that's what I'm doing. Any good resolutions you're starting? Any books you recommend I add to my woefully overflowing pile?

May your 2012 be filled with joy and sparkle!

XO, Elizabeth