Not an official resolution, let's call it an intention.
Here is the super loose, rough draft version of my 2008 reading plan. I did a quantity based goal (100 books) last year, this year I'm going for quality. I am compiling a list of specific titles and/or authors to read. So far the list includes:
- Helene Hanff
- Agatha Christie
- Madeleine L'Engle
- PG Wodehouse
- Bridge of Sighs - Richard Russo
- What is the What - Dave Eggers
- Suite Francaise - Irene Nemirovsky
- The Yellow Lighted Bookshop - Lewis Busbee
- The Book Thief - Marcus Zusak
- The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
- The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
- The Whistling Season - Ivan Doig
- The Zookeeper's Wife - Diane Ackerman
- The Birth House - Ami Mckay
In the past, I have only tracked books I finished. This year, I want to record the titles of books I haven't finished. Just to see my reasons (perhaps intellectual laziness?) for stopping.
I encourage you all to either set a reading goal whether it be making a list of 10 you absolutely must read, or trying to read 5 more than last year, or to read a classic each month. Whatever it may be, whenever you decide, please share it here. I'll do my best to help you toward your goal and we'll have fun along the way. There may be prizes involved too - I love to give stuff away.
Speaking of which, please email me your bookswap list if you are interested in participating. I'll plan to post the list on Thursday.
In July 2007 I started this blog in order to share my passions for crafting, cooking, the kiddos, and most of all reading. Thanks for making these past few months so much fun and sharing little pieces of yourselves with me. It has been a pleasure to get to know people I never would have met otherwise. I look forward to meeting more of you in the coming year.
Happy New Year!!