I’m wondering…is it worth it? Making New Year Resolutions, I mean. I was 10 books short of my 2011 resolution to read 52 books within the year. 42 isn’t really a bad number…some of the books were long and tedious (Such a Long Journey), while others were complex in the extreme (The Museum of Innocence). Mostly though, they were all very rewarding and I certainly don’t feel awful that I couldn’t meet the challenge I had set for myself. Better luck this year, I suppose.
Anyway, in order to bring 2011 – The Year in Reading to a proper conclusion, I provide the list of books which I did complete, but which I didn’t get around to writing about.
2) The Museum of Innocence by Orhan Pamuk
3) Treasure Island by RL Stevenson
4) On Writing by Stephen King
5) The Female of the Species by Joyce Carol Oates
7)The Beast by Syed Muhammad Ashraf
8)Inez by Carlos Fuentes
9)My Mistress’s Sparrow is Dead edited by Jeffrey Eugenides
10) Sophie’s World by Jostein Gaarder
12) A Year in Provence by Peter Mayle
And yes, 52 books is the goal this year too. The book I’m currently reading, 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami is a carry-over from December 2011, but I think I’ll count it as the first book of 2012. Is that fair?