Booking Through Thursday: reading resolutions

Booking Through Thursday is a weekly meme hosted by deb.  To join in, or to see other responses to this week’s question, visit the BTT site.

Happy New Year, everyone!

So … any Reading Resolutions? Say, specific books you plan to read? A plan to read more ____? Anything at all?

Name me at least ONE thing you’re looking forward to reading this year!


Well, Happy New Year right back atcha, Deb (and everyone else!!).

Reading Resolutions … hmm … I’m not a resolution maker per se, the word sounds too formal and inflexible to me!  I prefer to talk about establishing better habits or changing my approach to something … fine-tuning the way I do things (I know it’s all semantics, but the words I choose really impact my attitude about things!).

I’ve joined a number of reading challenges this year; while I do hope to complete them all, I’m taking them with a spirit of fun, no-pressure, let’s-see-where-this-goes.  I’m hosting a LibraryThing Author Challenge, and I hope the participants in this challenge have fun with it, too!

I’ve loved discovering new authors in 2008 (both new-to-me and debut novelists).  I’m looking forward to more of the same in 2009, but I’d also like to read wider across an author’s body of work.  For example, I read David Ebershoff’s The 19th Wife last year, and plan to read his earlier novels, Pasadena and The Danish Girl this year.

Is there one specific book on your must-read list for 2009?

7 comments to Booking Through Thursday: reading resolutions

  • You nailed this answer: reading should be fun! Happy New Year.

  • Sounds like you have a great attitude about resolutions. Hope your LibraryThing challenge goes well!

  • This were interesting questions and I like your answers to them. Reading should always be fun and no pressure. When I see some of these challenges, I just get a headache, I must admit.

    If there is one specific book on my must read list for 2009, it is probably World Without End by Ken Follett. I know I will love it as much as its predecessor but it is just so heavy! Plus I would like to read some authors that I’m embarrassed to say I haven’t read — Jane Austen (are you aghast!?) and Virigina Woolf are two. Other than that, I’ll see where the year takes me!

    Happy 2009!

  • I cannot wait to read Half of a Yellow Sun.

    Jenners, I listened to World Without End on my iPod earlier in 2008. Yeah, it’s long (45+ hours!) but it was worth the time.

  • Sally and Megan – thanks for your comments … I do plan to have fun! :)

    Jenners – I haven’t read either of those two BIG Follett books, although “everyone” I know seems to have read *Pillars of the Earth*! I’d like to re-visit Austen, and Shakespeare … actually, I’d love to take a lit class. My youngest will be in Kindergarten in 2 more years, maybe I’ll have the time then!

    Shana- *Half of a Yellow Sun* sounds wonderful – I’ll look for your review.

  • I’m reading my “must read” book right now…The Guernsey Literary and Potatao Peel Pie Society. It’s delightful!

  • Dead and Gone by Charlaine Harris. Can’t wait!

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