I never attempted any challenges for every New Year. This year I set a reasonable reading goal for me. These challenges can be met only if I am able to locate it in my library and that to in a reasonable time.
In year 2008 I read about 22 books. I have also read some story collection by Somerset Maugham, Anton Chekov and Flannery O’Conner. I discarded many books after gone through few pages as I did n’t have the appetite to finish.
Sweet Dreams, Michael Frayn recoomended by The Neglected book blog Netherland by Joseph O’Neil Nothing to be frightened of -Julian Barnes A short history of nearly everything –Bill Bryson How to read a book-Mortimer J Adler The Stranger-Albert Camus Farenhit 451 -Ray Bradbury- Outliers- Malcom Gladwell Jhumba Lahiri-Interpreter of maladies The White Tiger- Aravind Adiga The Reader- Bernhard Schlink To Kill a Mocking Bird-Harper Lee The Selfish Gene- Richard Dawkins
I have some books in my bookshelf unread. I hope to finish this year.
Herzog- Saul Bellow The Golden Note Book- Doris Lessing The Metamorphosis- Kafka Emma-Jane Austin
Besides this I wish to read some Raymond Chandler, Katherine Mansifield, Virgenia Woolf. Anton Chekov etc.
I am also planning to re-read Colin Wilson’s The Outsider which I bought recently along with Jack Kerouc On the Road. My son has bought a bound volume of The Crime and Punishment which is also in the list for re-reading.
It is also in my wish to collect Somerset Maugham books from second shops in my Chennai.( my love affair with Maugham would never end.)
I hope to finish at least two books per month. Considering my age, a tall order. Wish me luck. I need it.