Reading Goals 2012

Together with my boyfriend Peder and my friend Henrik, I make a list of Reading Goals. The biggest part of the list is made individually – but I also have to pick a book for each of the guys to read, and they each pick one for me. In 2011, I was way to optimistic but this year, I’ve tried to be more realistic. The list contains a variety of titles from various genres and by many different authors – and I’m happy with it. I think it contains a lot of books that have been sitting on my shelves and gathered dust for far too long. With no further ado, here’s my private reading challenge for 2012. (I’ll post about the other challenges I’m joining soon.)

Read 52 books.
Buy fewer than I read (To-read: Jan. 1 =  181 books)
Fiction (20 books)1. One book of each of my 5 favorite authors

  • John Irving
  • Joyce Carol Oates
  • Terry Pratchett
  • Stephen King
  • Haruki Murakami

2. Salman Rushdie: Shalimar the Clown
3. At least one book by a Danish author
4. Finish Earth’s Children Series by Jean M. Auel (vol. 5 and 6)
5. Neil Gaiman: American Gods
6. Marion Zimmer Bradley: The Mists of Avalon
7. Ken Follett: The Pillars of the Earth
8. DonDelillo: Underworld
9. Finish Sherlock Holmes
10. China Mieville: The City and The City
11. Mark Helprun: Winter’s Tale
12. Victor Hugo: Les Miserables
13. Jonathan Carroll: The Ghost in Love
14. Diana Gabaldon: Dragonfly in Amber
15. Donna Tartt: The Secret History

Non-fiction
a. Collecting:
b. Philosophy: Coppleston vol. 1
c. Parenting: Paul Kropp: How to Make Your Child a Reader for Life

Chosen by friends
Peder’s Choice: Jonathan Littell: The Kindly Ones

  • My Choice for Peder: Suzanne Collins: Hunger Games Trilogy

Henrik’s Choice: Iris Murdoch: The Message to the Planet

  • My Choice for Henrik: Jonathan Franzen: The Corrections

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