I feel pretty glum about the length of my 2012 completed reads. It was a year of sleep-deprivation and pregnancy nausea but I think that if ahead of time I’d had a plan for completing all the books I wanted to finish, maybe I wouldn’t have dropped the ball?
So, to have some accountability, I want to post my reading goals for 2013 and leave a little breathing room for your suggestions (I added several of your recommendations from the comments on my 2012 list from last week! I love having such interesting readers!). It’s not terribly long because there are a few epic classics that are going to take awhile to get through and a new baby is arriving in late May, but I’m trying to add some lighter reading in between the longer classics to keep the momentum going.
- A Return to Modesty by Wendy Shalit (completed)
- The Penderwicks at Point Moutte by Jeanne Birdsall
- Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte (a re-read)
- Emily of New Moon by L.M. Montgomery
- Les Miserables by Victor Hugo (kind of a re-read. I’ve read the 600 page abridged version but never the whole giant thing.)
- Bread and Wine: Readings for Easter and Lent
- The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (complete)
- Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell
- The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte
- Avalon by Stephen Lawhead
June (Hello, Baby Gwen!)
- True Devotion to Mary by St. Louis de Montfort
- The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland In A Ship Of Her Own Making by Catherynne Valente
- Villette by Charlotte Bronte
November-December: Your Suggestions
Please leave me some comments about what titles you consider to be in the “books to read before you die” category: your very favorite novel of all time, for example. My readers always have the best recommendations! I’m especially interested in your top suggestions for books on homeschooling. I don’t really know where to start!
Anybody have a vote for or against any of the following? I was thinking about adding them:
- Divergent by Veronica Roth
- Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins
- The Island of the World by Michael O’Brien
What are your reading goals for 2013?