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Reading in the new year

January has been off to a busy start! I don’t know about you, but I’m excited to have an extra 24 hours this holiday weekend, in part to catch up on some work reading, but also to do some reading for fun, too.  Last night, I was excited when Lawrence Wright’s Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief downloaded to my iPad, and despite it being late and me being exhausted, I had to crack it open for a bit. I pre-ordered the book ages ago, and have been dying to read it. I’ve always been interested in religion in an academic way, though my interest has primarily been in classical religions and early Christianity. But when I read the Paul Haggis profile piece Wright did in The New Yorker in 2011, I knew I wanted more. All of this is to say, the book was definitely my most-anticipated of the very early new year.
With most of the year still ahead, I’m curious to know what you’re most looking forward to. Which books will you be adding to the TBR pile in 2013?

3 Responses to Reading in the new year

  1. Andrea says:

    Black Spring by Alison Croggon. It was released in the UK in the first week of January and in Australia end of 2012. I have a copy already and have just started reading it. In short it’s fantasy inspired by Wuthering Heights. With Wuthering Heights as one of my favorite books and Alison Croggon as one of my favorite fantasy authors, my expectations are high!

  2. Joelle says:

    Sara Zarr’s new book.

  3. Kellie Lovegrove says:

    My TBR pile is currently massive and I really don’t need to add anything else to it but…

    I plan to finish the Parasol Protectorate series by Gail Carriger, get caught up on the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich, and read Phillip Pullman’s Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm. There is also Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn as well as Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore. Added to that, my awesome husband just got me the Batman: Battle for the Cowl collection (I was having a bad day and he wanted to make me feel better). I don’t see my pile getting any smaller, just replenished as I go.

    As a side note, I still have gift cards to spend so I am open to suggestions if anyone has any. ;)

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