"Any reading resolutions for the new year? Reading more? (Reading less?) Reading better books? Bigger books? More series? More relaxing books? And hey, feel free to talk about any other resolutions you might have, too … or why you choose NOT to have any."To try a few changes on my reading habit, I'm attempting a reading challenge this year for the first time ever. I need to control leisure reading. It's why papers (upgrading stuff) I work on suffer a drag, and if I don't discipline myself I might as well say goodbye to PhD. There should be less 'talking back' to books this year. I react on margins as if I have all the time for that thus I don't get to read as many books as I wish in a year. Finally, I'll try NOT to buy books I'm not sure I'll read in their entirety.
The truth is I'm not actually keen on resolutions, even outside the reading life. So if I can't fulfill any this year I'll amuse myself with one draped on a mug, shared by Book Riot on FB - New Year's resolution? Curse like Shakespeare and rhyme like Dr Seuss.
1. Blandings Castle by P.G. Wodehouse
2. Me and Mr Darcy by Alexandra Potter
3. Assassination: political murder through the ages by Xavier Waterkeyn
4. Anne's House of Dreams by L.M. Montgomery
5. The Hidden Staircase by Carolyn Keene
6. Pelican Brief by John Grisham
7. The Rule of Four by Ian Caldwell & Dustin Thomason
8. Honour Among Thieves by Jeffrey Archer
9. Timeline by Michael Chrighton
10. Cakes and Ale by W. Somerset Maugham
11. The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
12. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad
13. Pure and Untouched by Barbara Cartland