My New Year's Resolution

For me the new year really begins in September... summer is over, school is back on, time to be bigger (not physically) and better. I am making a resolution to expand my book reading horizon. I love to read, but find myself reading the same type of books over and over again, you know all the NYT bestsellers that every one is talking about, the ones that end up on Oprah's Book Club, just generally popular fiction. This year I want to go out of my comfort zone and really experience other types of books.

Anyway, my sister's friend Iris made a list of her top books, that are mostly out of my usual range, and I resolve to make my way to the end of the list by next June, and post about each one. Here's what is one the list:

  1. Time and Again
  2. Prince of Tides
  3. Atlas Shrugged
  4. The Tender Bar
  5. The Color Purple
  6. Water for Elephants
  7. Bel Canto
  8. Shadow of the Wind
  9. People of the Book
  10. The Mistress of the Art of Death
  11. The Kite Runner
  12. Clan of the Cave Bear
  13. Memoirs of a Geisha
  14. The Alchemist
  15. False Memory by Dean Koontz
  16. The Handmaids Tale
  17. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
  18. A Thousand White Women
  19. Seabiscuit
  20. The Alchemist
  21. 1000 Splendid Suns
Did anyone read any of them? What did you think?
I just ordered The Tender Bar and The Handmaid Tale.
I'll let you know what happens!


Anonymous said...

I've read a couple! Interesting combination of books. I own a couple of them, so you can borrow (The Alchemist, Atlas Shrugged, Memoirs of a Geisha, Kite Runner).

Sarah Benarroch said...

I like this list, and your idea (very ambitious!). I've read some, and have them too if you want to borrow from my little collection, which now has a really cute new home in my new apt! (Bel Canto, memoirs of a geisha, kite runner, thousand splendid suns). G' luck

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