Happy New Year! What kind of disasters does 2021 have in store for us, I wonder…
kidding! But not really. My To-Be-Read List has grown to 450 plus books, and it
may be time to consider another culling. Sounds like a disaster to me.
the meantime, this year I am trying to adapt my goals to be more achievable.
For example, I had originally thrown on a book written before 1800 despite the
fact that I always procrastinate reading such a book until somebody pointed out
that maybe I don’t want to read that in the first place.
further ado, here are some of my goals, some achievable and others less so.
Goal: 1 Book 700+ pages
I mean: Rhythm of War? Yes, yes I do. At 1,232 pages, this one certainly
fits the bill, and I want to read the latest book in the Stormlight Archives!
Maybe if I have time, I’ll squeeze in The Priory of the Orange Tree (848
my To-Be-Read List:
of War by
Priory of the Orange Tree
by Samantha Shannon
Goal: 2 Poetry Collections
year, I read a lot of novels in verse. This next year, I’d like to continue
doing so, but I’d also like some more traditional poetry collections as well.
And by “traditional,” I just mean a book with poems. I don’t really care about
form when it comes to poetry. The more unusual, the better.
· Ballistics by Billy Collins
Goal: 3 Novels by Indie Authors I Haven’t Read
might read more books by indie authors if I didn’t have the attention span of a
goldfish when it comes to e-books. I have so many indie e-books because they’re
simply easier to buy that way, but I just haven’t been able to read e-books
Ahab by E.B. Dawson
Electrical Menagerie by
Mollie E. Reeder
of the Kaites by
Goal: 3 Classics by Non-American Authors
not much different from my goal of reading classics, if I’m honest. I don’t
like American Literature except for Jack London, who’s works
aren’t very literary. Sorry, not sorry. Give me world literature! And if
anybody knows a good English translation of the legend of Mulan, I am accepting
and Punishment by
Iliad by Homer
Blue Castle by
L. M. Montgomery
Goal: 5 Books from the Depths of my TBR
still have some books on my list that I added back in 2012-2016. I know that’s
not that long ago, but still. Do I ever plan on picking them up?
When it comes to picking books from my list, I usually pick the
recent additions. But every now and then, I’ll go back. Actually, doing this a
couple of years ago is how I discovered Brandon Sanderson, who is now one of my
Wrath and the Dawn by
Dune by Frank Herbert
Wizard of Earthsea by
Ursula K. Le Guin
by Joy by C. S.
Black Arrow by
Robert Louis Stevenson
Goal: 5 Award Winners
not talking about the Goodreads Choice Awards. Seriously, I really don’t see a
popularity contest as an actual award, though I have found some good books by
perusing past winners. Instead, I’m referring to awards including but not
limited to the Newbery Medal (given to an excellent middle grade novel), the
Printz Award (given to a stellar YA novel), the Coretta Scott King Book Award
(given to a book that represents African Americans), and the Pura Belpré Award
(given to a book that represents Latinos).
Kid by Jerry
Goal: 1 Nonfiction Book about a Topic that Interests Me
have many interests whether its astronomy, the history of space travel, SCUBA
diving, hiking, unusual animals, you name it!
Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail by Bill Bryson
Seven: By the Astronauts Themselves by
Figures by Margot
Total books: 20
chat! What kind of books are on your list this year? Are there any books I
didn’t list that I should consider reading?