what are you reading?

One of my new year's resolutions this year was to read 12 works of fiction and 12 works of nonfiction. I've been reading diligently and I know I've read a number of books so far this year but someone recently asked me, "So what have you read lately?" and all I could think was "UsWeekly, the one about Jason and Bethenny's divorce that was like 2 months ago."

Note to self. Write shit down.

So here is a list of the books I've read so far in 2013:

Fiction:

The Art Forger
What We Keep
Ender's Game
The Memory Keeper's Daughter

Nonfiction:

The Happiest Baby Guide to Great Sleep
Nickel & Dimed

Currently Reading:
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius (which I left in Seattle during this trip to Colorado, since I felt like it would be bad juju to bring a book about the horrible simultaneous cancer death of parents TO MY PARENTS' HOUSE.)

I just finished The Memory Keeper's Daughter yesterday afternoon, lent to me by my mother-in-law. A very sad and upsetting book. According to the blurb it's "ultimately redemptive and hopeful," but the only redemption I see is that someone dies before having to face the wreckage of his/her life. Maybe it's a harder read because it's about a woman who believes her daughter died at birth, and such a story sits very close to my heart.

Anyway, starting a new book today since the parental cancer tome remains in Seattle, safely away from my parents.

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