I must admit: it has not been a great year for reading so far. In the past three months and three days, I have finished reading two books. Only two. I’m the girl who reads a book a week I guess I’ve been busy catching up on important things like The Good Wife and Doctor Who.
It really is time to get back on the wagon, though. I have once again committed to the 50 Book Challenge. I am way behind. And so, I will finally get serious about this, starting with this years TBR list.
You remember how this works, right? I pledge to read 12 books from my “to be read” pile, within the next 12 months. Each of the 12 books must have been on my bookshelf (or “To Be Read” list, hence the name) for at least one full year. (Two alternates are allowed, just in case one or two of the books end up in the “can’t get through” pile.)
Drumroll please… My TBR list for 2014 includes:
- Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by Unknown Author
- The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
- The French Lieutenant’s Woman by John Fowles
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
- The Imposter Bride by Nancy Richler
The Light Between the Oceans by M. L. Stedman
- Lygaya: L’Enfant Esclave par Andree-Paul Mignot
Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter
- Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury
- The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte
- Middlemarch by George Eliot
- Ghosts of Medak Pocket by Carol Off
- Le Petit Prince par Antoine de Saint-Exupery
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
So I’m going for less non-fiction, which I rarely read, and more classic books – I tend to buy older editions at thrift stores or yard sales, and they are piling up on the shelves. Oh – and more reading en francais (dammit WordpPess, why aren’t the accents working?). Last year I started on time and still only managed 7 of my 12 chosen. Who knows how I will fare this year, but the fun is in trying, isn’t it?