Hi there. Welcome to Project Read One Book At A Time, Dummy.
Long story short, it’s my book list for 2012. For a long-winded, Karen-style explanation, read this.
This will not only allow me to share my findings with others but also hold me accountable to finish everything I start (and continue to enjoy. After all, life’s too short to finish terrible books).
I’m convinced I can develop focused reading habits while still being tethered to the internet and my treasured magazine features. I’m also convinced I can do one book a month without having to ruthlessly cut off all things fun, like “30 Rock,” reddit, sunlight.
Come back to see how I’m doing, suggest some of your own titles or read with me. I’m sure the list will grow as the year progresses.
Just don’t tell my sponsor.
Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers
Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler, illustrated by Maira Kalman
Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain
Drama: An Actor’s Education by John Lithgow
A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again by David Foster Wallace
Drown by Junot Diaz
The Rise of the Creative Class by Richard Florida
The End of War by John Horgan
Vicky Swanky Is a Beauty by Diane Williams
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde (currently reading)
The Patent & the Instagram (Steve Jobs)