To be perfectly honest, I love making lists, but have a hard time sticking to them.
This is especially the case with books because I so easily get distracted by another book.
And another book.
And another book.
And so on.
I'm hoping that this year I will be a little better about it.
For my Summer of the Classics, I did actually read a few of the ones on my list!
I was VERY happy with myself.
So now, I am keeping the books on my summer list that I didn't read, and adding to it for this year.
Since this is a year long list rather than just for summer, maybe I'll actually read most of these!
The first book I really should finish is The Casual Vancancy.
My 2013 Reading List
- Vanity Fair, by William Makepeace Thackeray (I am going to start this one over....)
- House of Mirth, by Edith Wharton
- Mansfield Park, by Jane Austen
- Anthony Adverse, by Hervey Allen
- From the Earth to the Moon, by Jules Verne
- Now or Never or, The Adventures of Bobby Bright, by Oliver Optic
- Anna Karenina, by Leo Tolstoy
- The Woman in White, by Wilkie Collins
- Tess of the d'Urbervilles, by Thomas Hardy
- Quo Vadis: a narrative of the time of Nero, by Henryk Sienkiewicz
- Ulysses, by James Joyce (Okay, this is more wishful thinking, because I have tried reading this before and just couldn't get into it....but I am so willing to try again!)
- Utopia, by Thomas More
- History of Tom Jones, a Foundling, by Henry Fielding
- Cranford, by Elizabeth Gaskell
- The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, by Anne Bronte
- Great Expectations, by Charles Dickens
- The Mysteries of Udolpho, by Ann Radcliffe
- The Phantom of the Opera, by Gaston Leroux
- Les Miserables, by Victor Hugo
A Song of Ice and Fire: A Clash of Kings, by George R.R. Martin
- A Song of Ice and Fire: A Storm of Swords, by George R.R. Martin
- A Song of Ice and Fire: A Feast for Crows, by George R.R. Martin
- A Song of Ice and Fire: A Dance with Dragons, by George R.R. Martin
Artemis Fowl, by Eoin Colfer The Arctic Incident, by Eoin Colfer The Eternity Code, by Eoin Colfer The Opal Deception, by Eoin Colfer The Lost Colony, by Eoin Colfer The Time Paradox, by Eoin Colfer The Atlantis Complex, by Eoin Colfer The Last Guardian, by Eoin Colfer
- Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, by Susanna Clarke
- Outlander, by Diana Gabaldon
- The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak
- The Snow Child, by Eowyn Ivey
- The Time-Traveling Fashionista, by Bianca Turetsky
- The Time-Traveling Fashionista at the Palace of Marie Antoinette, by Bianca Turetsky
- Battle Royale, by Koushun Takami
- Casino Royale, by Ian Fleming (James Bond)
- The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary, by Simon Winchester
- The Origin of Species, by Charles Darwin
- The Science of Star Wars, by Jeanne Cavelos
Salt: A World History, by Mark Kurlansky
- Planet Narnia: The Seven Heavens in the Imagination of C.S. Lewis, by Michael Ward
- The Fire and the Staff: Lutheran Theology in Practice, by Klemet Preus
- Jane Austen: A Life, by Claire Tomalin
- Wanderlust: A History of Walking, by Rebecca Solnit
- Tea: The Drink that Changed the World, by Laura C. Martin
- The German Genius, by Peter Watson (A continuation of reading...)
Note that I have separated the books out into sections. The top section is classics and old books. The middle is newer fiction, and the bottom is non-fiction. I have challenged myself to read ten non-fiction books in 2013. This will be difficult, because I have a really hard time reading non-fiction. But my list is all things that should really, really interest me.