This week’s Booking Through Thursday:
Happy New Year, everyone!
So … any Reading Resolutions? Say, specific books you plan to read? A plan to read more ____? Anything at all?
Name me at least ONE thing you’re looking forward to reading this year!
1. Read more Australian literature
This is always one of my New Year’s Resolutions, and in 2009, I’m determined to actually read more Australian lit. Just so I won’t back my way out with excuses (“so many other books to read”, “maybe next year”) I compiled a list this time. Click here to see it.
2. Complete all 2009 challenges/reading lists
I began this blog in April of 2008, so it’s my first official year doing challenges. I signed myself up for thirteen of them – and put down a ridiculous amount of books to read – so I’m not sure how well I’ll go. Because, of course, there are my ongoing projects and my personal goal to read the complete works of my favourite (and not so favourite) writers.
3. Read at least two books from each of my ongoing projects
Nobels: Gao Xingjian’s Soul Mountain and Love in the Time of Cholera, by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Australian Literature:Eucalyptus, Murray Bail and We of the Never Never, Aeneas Gunn
Summer Reading List: Unaccustomed Earth, Jhumpa Lahiri and The Go-Between, L P Hartley (if I can find the latter – haven’t seen it at bookstores)
A Daring Book project: Matilda, Roald Dahl and The Complete Hans Christian Andersen Fairy Tales
1001 Books: The Blind Assassin, Margaret Atwood and Quo Vadis, Henryk Sienkiewicz
4. Read more Shakespeare, Woolf, Tolstoy, Gaskell, Dickens, Murakami, Bronte, Eliot, Austen, Ondaatje and Ishiguro
These are the authors whom I have chosen to read the complete works of. To read just one of their works (each) in 2009 will be enough, I think.
Shakespeare: Othello *, Much Ado About Nothing
Woolf: The Waves, The Voyage Out
Tolstoy: Anna Karenina, War and Peace
Gaskell: Cranford, Wives and Daughters
Dickens: Great Expectations, A Tale of Two Cities
Murakami: Norwegian Wood, Kafka on the Shore
Bronte (Charlotte): Villette*
Austen: Northanger Abbey *, Persuasion *
Ondaatje: The Cinnamon Peeler (poetry), In the Skin of a Lion
Ishiguro: A Pale View of Hills, The Remains of the Day
5. Read more nonfiction!
Happy New Year, everyone! :)