I know we’re not yet *that* close to the end of 2012, but I’m starting to accumulate a list of books to read in 2013.
First on the list are the ones still outstanding from my challenge with Amy from 2 years ago already. Hopefully 2013 will be the year I get the rest of these books read. From that list, still remaining are:
• Les Miserables by Victor Hugo and
• The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco, both of which I challenged myself with.
I might not actually get to Les Mis this coming year; I’d granted myself grace on that one so far. I’ll still consider myself finished if I don’t get through (or even to) that one at this point. As for The Name of the Rose, I started it this fall, but I didn’t have the capacity to grapple with the thick language at this point. Hopefully next year will be different in that regard.
• Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, which is the only one left of the five that Amy charged me with. I’m definitely planning to read this one in 2013.
Secondly, I really really want to read
• Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas. There’s a readalong going now, but alas, I not only found it late, but my reading schedule is way too packed for the rest of 2012 to fit in a chunkster like this. So, 2013 it is.
• I’m also toying with the idea of making a project of this Top 100 Picture Books list. It would be a nice way to add structure to my reading with Asa, don’t you think?
And finally (for now),
• To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. I think Amy and I decided this week that we’ll tackle this one in the spring, together. I’ve never read it, so I hope it stands up to reading by an adult, since I’ve seen so many places say this is one you’re really supposed to read when you’re younger.
So, that’s it, so far! Obviously, such things are subject to change, especially when planned this far in advance. Do you have any books you’re planning to read next year? Have you read any of these books? If so, what do you think?
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