Tuesday, January 5, 2010

A Year of Good Books

Because it's a new year...

because I'm an English teacher...

because I don't make enough time for it...

because I miss being nerdy at William and Mary...

I have pledged to read more books this year. Someone told me that it is better to have goals that are measureable, so, in an effort to make sure I meet my new goal, I've made myself a reading list for 2010. I tried to mix up my list with some new stuff and some good classic literature because, well, I'm just a nerd and like reading classic literature.

The list is long and I'm a slow reader. So no promises, ok? Ok.

1 The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis done!
2 Home by Marilynne Robinson
3 New Moon by Stephanie Meyer
4 Eclipse by Stephanie Meyer
5 Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyer
6 The Prodical God by Tim Keller
7 How to Read Literature Like a Professor
8 Surprised by Joy by C.S. Lewis
9 The Known World by Edward P. Jones
10 Wuthering Heights (again) by Emily Bronte almost done!
11 Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
12 Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
13 Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy
14 Glenn Beck's Common Sense
15 Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt
16 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families by Steven Covey
17 A Sweet and Bitter Providence: Sex, Race, and the Sovereignty of God by John Piper
18 The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Schaffer
19 A Prayer for Owen Meaney
20 Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
21 Possession by A.S. Byatt
22 Counterfeit Gods by Tim Keller
23 Prodical Summer by Barbara Kinglover

1 comment:

Elizabeth B. said...

That's funny...I have about half or more of these on my "have read" or "to read" list, as well. I believe that I have Prodigal Summer (by Kingsolver) as well as How to Read Lit. like a Prof...let me know if you need to borrow one or both or any others!