Last year I completed 17 books. I literally went back and counted that number on my 2013 Book List at least three times. I felt happy that I had read at least 1 book a month on average but looking back at September I easily devoured 4 books. I have a new goal for this year. I would like to read at least 2 books a month preferably at least 1 being a classic.
I am currently reading Dan Brown’s Angels and Demons since the Brown novels come highly recommended from my husband’s Grandma Helen and I am currently waiting for my February free kindle download to continue The Rylee Adamson series that I started at the beginning of the year.
So far I have read the first two books in the Adamson series, so I have hit my goal for the month, but I figure that I still have time to finish Angels and Demons and possibly move onto Wuthering Heights. I know, I should have read that one years ago, and it’s literally my best friend’s favorite novel of all time… I honestly don’t have a good excuse for not reading it yet.
Considering that there is a plethora of classics that I have yet to read, I have created a preliminary list of the ones I’d like to complete this year.
Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
A Journey to the Centre of the Earth by Jules Verne
The Works of Edgar Allan Poe
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D Salinger
Haroun and the Sea of Stories by Salman Rushdie
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey