Monday, January 02, 2012

Okay, so I'm going to revive a practice abandoned a few years back . At the beginning of every month I'll post a list of the books that I hope to read by its end. There will often be more books on the list than I can possibly read, but I'll try to be realistic in my expectations and shoot for two books a week, with a small number of substitutions and extras to choose from in case things don't work out as I'd planned.

For January:

A World Elsewhere. Wayne Johnston
Earth. David Brin
State of Wonder. Ann Patchett (campus book club)
The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet. Reif Larsen (Slaves of Golconda)
The Day of the Triffids. John Wyndham
Assumption. Percival Everett
Hard Times. Charles Dickens
The War of the Worlds. H.G. Wells

if time enough:
Measure for Measure. William Shakespeare
The Day the Earth Stood Still. Harry Bates
The Paperbark Shoe. Goldie Goldbloom


  1. I really want to read State of Wonder too. I've heard so many good things about it that I feel guilty every time I see it on my shelf and still realize that I have yet to read it!

  2. That's quite a list! Looking forward to your reviews.

  3. Anonymous9:17 PM

    I've two Wayne Johnston's books I got from a book sale in the past years, still unread. The Navigator of NY, and The Colony of Unrequited Dreams. Have you read them? I must do something about all the TBR boxes I've got. ;)


  4. Looking forward to your reviews!

  5. Oh, I like that idea...I want to steal it.

  6. Ahhh, The Day of the Triffids, I remember reading this in my high school days and I just loved it! It's such an amazing, fantastic book. Did you ever get to it?

  7. P.S. I am also looking forward to your impressions of The Marriage Plot. I have not read it [yet] but have recently become a fan of Eugenides, having read his Middlesex. What an incredbily engaging read that was!


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