I've never really been one to make resolutions. Strike that. I've never really been one to make resolutions and keep them. However, in 2011, I set a goal of reading 100 books in a year. Hillary has always been my reading inspiration no matter how much we disagree on what books are good. I set my goal based on what she's done in previous years and I was able to meet it. Surpass it even with a total of 102 books read in a year.
I've realized that I have a love of young adult books, especially ones based on dystopian societies and if they contain zombies, I'm in. I've read some craptacular ones and some pretty good ones this year. I've read some that were craptacular but still engaging - kind of like a bad soap opera or Lifetime movie that you can't tear yourself away from.
Books that I would recommend from this year: The Hunger Game triology; The Help; Water for Elephants;You know when all the mean are gone (see below); Zeiton; anything by Sarah Addison Allen; Fall of Giants; and