Friday, January 3, 2014

My 2014 Reading List



Last year my reading list focused on children's classics as well as classics of Christian literature. I ended up not reading the full list because I got distracted by other titles - though I still read a lot of great children's titles and even more books on Christianity or written from a Christian perspective. These are my favorite titles I read in the last year.


This year, instead of trying to read a set list and keep to it all the way through until next year I'm only setting some more general reading goals. This is my reading list for this year.
  • Read the Bible all the way through - As I mentioned in my Resolutions post, I think I've read almost all, but I'm sure there are holes so - this year I want to read it all the way through, cover to cover. 
  • Read more YA and adult fiction - I read a lot of non-fiction titles and a lot of picture books, but not a lot of fiction so this year I plan to read at least one fiction title per month. Even better if I can manage titles outside of my usual genres of historical fiction and fantasy/sci-fi.
  • Read Dickens - I've read A Christmas Carol and I love it, but I've never read any of his other works. This year I'm challenging myself to read at least one of his longer novels.
And that's it. I think that will be a big enough challenge while still leaving room for the titles that pop up as must-reads as the year goes on. Like many bibliophiles my reading list grows like a Hydra - every time I finish one book I find two more I want to read. 

What is on your reading list this year?

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2 comments:

  1. I just discovered your blog and I love it!!!! You write intelligently and the topics are very interesting.
    I am currently.reading through your posts on headcoverings.

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  2. I like your new reading strategy. David Copperfield is my favorite Dickens, followed by Great Expectations. My husband is a Dickens fanatic, but I've only read a few. Enjoy!

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