Would I be so brave as to try and read a set amount of books in a year?
Another website I frequent has a forum called “one year, 50 books”. I certainly won’t get to 50, but would I get to 20, or even 25?
Pro: a set amount of books as a goal is easier to evaluate. You either did or you didn’t reach it.
Con: reading books for the purpose of reaching a goal might be pressuring myself, and there’s the risk of forgetting it’s supposed to be fun and not enjoying the book/story/writing.
Going pretty well. I love reading on the train when I’m visiting family, and I’m making it a habit to take a book with me every day when I go to work, so I can read a couple of pages on the tram.
Check the former entry on seeing the list grow :)
1. Of mice and men – John Steinbeck
2. A heartbreaking work of staggering genius – Dave Eggers
3. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies – Jane Austen/Seth Grahame-Smith
4. London Tattoos – Alex MacNaughton
5. Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov
6. Wees niet bezorgd (een boeddhistische lezing van de bergrede) – Katharina Ceming
7. Mrs Fry’s Diary – Stephen Fry
8. The Te of Piglet – Benjamin Hoff
9. Dat moet ik nog een plaatsje geven – en andere psychologische onzin – Jeffrey Wijnberg
10. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – Ransom Riggs
11. The Book of the Dead: Lives of the Justly Famous and the Undeservedly Obscure – John Mitchinson and John Lloyd
12. Why be happy when you could be normal? – Jeanette Winterson
13. This book will save your life – A.M. Homes
14. A man in full – Tom Wolfe
15. Children who kill – profiles of pre-teen and teenage killers – Carole Anne Davis