Last year, my friend Elizabeth and I set out to read a book a week (or the equivalent by the end of the year). The first half of the year, I was doing pretty good, however, with the move to L.A. things slowed down significantly during the second half of the year. My final total for 2007 was 30 books. (The list is here). Elizabeth ended up making it to 52 (Her list is here).
Since I didn’t make it to last years goal, I’m starting anew with my 2008 project. My goal is to at least improve on last years total, while still striving to attain the book a week goal.
To start of this year’s project the following books are on the nightstand queue:
The Audacity of Hope by Barak Obama
How We Are Hungry by Dave Eggers
You Shall Know Our Velocity by Dave Eggers
Hocus Pocus by Kurt Vonnegut
Sacred Games by Vikram Chandra
Getting Things Done by David Allen (re-read)
What’s Your Poo Telling You? by Josh Richman & Anish Sheth, M.D. (a gift from Elizabeth)
The Secret Lives of Men and Women: A Postsecret Book compiled by Frank Warren
That should get me the first few month’s at least.
I’ve also got a few books in mind that I plan to read this year:
Tree of Smoke by Denis Johnson
The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
The Chronicles of Narnia Series by C.S. Lewis (Yes I know its a crime that I’ve not read these yet)
People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks