Friday, January 02, 2009

Booking Through Thursday: New Year's Resolution


Happy New Year, everyone!Italic

So … any Reading Resolutions? Say, specific books you plan to read? A plan to read more ____? Anything at all?

Name me at least ONE thing you’re looking forward to reading this year!

Happy New Year to all booklovers, avid readers, and fellow BTT participants!

I definitely have reading resolutions and here are the ones I extracted from my Looking Ahead in 2009 post:

  • #6: Complete the reading challenges
  • #8: Daily read non-fiction books for at least 15 minutes
  • #9: Beat my 2008 reading record of 129 books

There are specific books that I want to read and they are listed in the challenges I'm participating, which are as follows:

Apart from those listed in the challenges, there are a few, specifically 20, that I have been meaning to get into:

  1. The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski
  2. The Woman in Black by Susan Hill
  3. The Book of Ballads by Charles Vess
  4. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
  5. American Gods by Neil Gaiman
  6. Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman
  7. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
  8. Journey to the Centre of the Earth by Jules Verne
  9. Land of Laughs by Jonathan Carroll
  10. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
  11. Floater by Calvin Trillin
  12. Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
  13. The Tenderness of Wolves by Stef Penney
  14. The Good Guy by Dean Koontz
  15. Hood (The King Raven Trilogy) by Stephen R. Lawhead
  16. The City of Dreaming Books by Walter Moers
  17. People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks
  18. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
  19. White Tiger by Aravind Adiga
  20. Mister Pip by Lloyd Jones

Manga (Japanese graphic novels) are something new that I am trying out this year. Apart from that, I would like to read more classics as listed in my 999 Challenge listing.

The ONE thing that I'm looking forward to reading this year and hope to complete would be the Harry Potter books. I know I'm way behind the series but I hope to catch up!