Friday, January 24, 2014
For the last few years I have been very disappointed in the number of books that I have read. This is partly to do with the number of newspapers I read (too many), but I can't seem to cut back on my newspaper consumption.
One thing that I have cut back on is my magazine habit, too expensive when the magazines I really like average about $15 each. I won't cut it out completely, but I will cut back and try to read more actual books.
Last year (2013) I read 15 books (I think), but I had wanted to read 25. I guess that is out of my range for the time being, but I am going to try to read more this year. The following is my (tentative) reading list for 2014. I will admit that I am off to a slow start, but hope to catch up soon.
If you've read any of these, I would love your feedback.
2014 Reading List (in no specific order and is subject to change)
1. The Bradshaw Variations (because I'm currently reading it)
2. The Goldfinch
3. The Luminaries
4. And the Mountains Echoed
5. Dear Life (I will try to read this, I own every Alice Munroe book yet can't manage to get through the first page of each)
6. Americans in Paris
9. The Rules of Civility
11. Hell Going
12. The Monuments Men
I am hoping to read these, but the list may change (I'm sure it will, as I pick up what I feel like reading).