Reading is such a huge part of my life, and I’m bound to pick up anything once. My goal this year, as it is every year, is 100 books.
I have a NOOK (since I was so fortunate to work at Barnes and Noble), but I prefer paper books to anything. The smell, the feel. It’s intoxicating.
I know it’s March already, but I keep track of my reading progress on my blog (and on GoodReads), so here is what I’ve done so far. In addition to mainstream and genre novels, I’m working on reading through the classics without the critical eye my literary criticism class drilled in me. It’s hard to not automatically form a Marxist critical essay in my head or look for gender relations within a story, though.
- Anthem, Ayn Rand
- How to Train a Wild Elephant and Other Adventures in Mindfulness, Jan Bays
- Ishmael, Daniel Quinn
- John Keats The Complete Poems
- Tuesday Night Miracles, Kris Radish
- The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins
- Catching Fire, Suzanne Collins
- Mockingjay, Suzanne Collins
- The Pursuit of Other Interests, Jim Kokoris
- I’d Know You Anywhere, Laura Lippman
- The Darkest Evening of the Year, Dean Koontz
- Nineteen Minutes, Jodi Picoult
- The Divine Comedy, Dante Alighieri
- The Dovekeepers, Alice Hoffman
- Paradise Lost, John Milton