Monday, December 29, 2014

Reading Goals for 2015

My goals for this year are pretty straightforward. I'll continue to "shop" my Kindle and to chip away at my Classics Club Challenge list.

But I have six specific fiction titles I want to tackle:

Paradise Lost (I read the first half TWO years ago and loved it. Why haven't I ever finished it?)
North and South  by Gaskell
To Kill a Mockingbird
Our Mutual Friend by Dickens (I'm listening to a fantastic audio version)
Two Shakespeare plays: King Henry V and The Winter's Tale

I also want to schedule in six non-fiction Christian books, but I'm not as certain about those titles. Possibly Eugenics and Other Evils by Chesterton, Art for God's Sake by Ryken, If I Had Lunch with C. S. Lewis, Pilgrim's Progress, Simply Christian by N.T. Wright, and The Scarcity of Praying Men. (because they are already on my Kindle.)

May your new year be replete with good food, good books, good company, and God's blessing.


Jillian said...

Very best wishes with your goals! I like that you narrow your list down to just a few specific books. It's so easy to overwhelm ourselves at the start of the year. :)

Unknown said...

Great list! I really loved North & South. Btw, I read ALL of Bread & Wine on our weekend travels! :P It was SO good. Thank you so much for the recommendation.

Farm Girl said...

I love reading what you are going to read. It always spurs me on.
I am really enjoying Our Mutual Friend. To Kill a Mockingbird is my all time favorite book. I think it is most fun to read outloud. :)
I will be interested to see what you think of North and South. The book is so different from the movie, no surprise there but I liked the movie better. Which is very rare for me. I do need to have more non fiction in my to read list.
I put Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe in my to read pile and I will have to read it with a dictionary by my side. That is how I feel with Paradise Lost, it really is good for vocabulary. :) I am impressed you got the first part read. Have a lovely New Year.

Erin said...

'Hope' so pleased to have found you:) and you had me hooked on your blog just by reading your bio, "I'm a book snob. I can't help it.":):)

Nicola said...

Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

ROWENA: Thank you for your continued posts! I love reading them, and your suggestions influence my reading! I miss my book club being 3,000+ miles from me since we moved, so you are my bookie friend now!!!
My you have a blessed year in 2015.

hopeinbrazil said...

Rowena, comments like yours make my day.Thanks so much for your encouragement.