My hopes and dreams for 2014 reading


2014 Book List

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

8 thoughts on “My hopes and dreams for 2014 reading

      1. It’s such an accomplishment. I have a very small following, which I’m super grateful for since I’ve been on a break for a while and I don’t write about any particular topic. I very excited for you and look forward to more reviews.

  1. Love seeing all the classic titles there. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D Salinger is one of the books I’ve had on my To-Read list for a long time. I’m hoping to get to it soon. Great list!

    1. Thanks Jack! Salinger has been something of an enigma for me. Back in college during workshops my work was unanimously deemed Salinger-esque. I was ashamed at the time that I didn’t know who they were talking about so I am committed to finally finding out! 🙂

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