Friday, December 30, 2011

Elle Ewok's Reading Goals for 2012

All my goals for 2012 generally relate to being a more productive person. I thought it would be fun to memorialize my reading goals for the coming year and see how I do come this time next year...

Reading Goal #1: Finish the 4 partially read novels that have been sitting on my nightstand for years. The sad part is these are not books I have purposefully abandonded. I have really like them so far and I'm not sure why I haven't finished them yet.
  • Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand (1957)
  • In the Name of the Wind, Patrick Rothfuss (2007)
  • A Feast for Crows, George R.R. Martin (2005)
  • The Agony and the Ecstasy, Irving Stone (1961)
Reading Goal #2: Read the following Novels:

  • The Slynx, Tatyana Tolstaya (2007)
  • A Dance With Dragons, George R.R. Martin (2011)
  • In Cold Blood, Truman Capote (1966)
  • Pale Fire, Vladimir Nabokov (1962)
  • Enders Game, Orson Scott Card (1985)
  • The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins (2008)
  • Song of Kali, Dan Simmons (1985)
  • The Sound and the Fury, William Faulkner (1929)
  • The Satanic Verses, Salman Rushdie (1988)
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Ken Kesey (1962)
  • Starship Troopers, Robert Heinlein (1959)
  • Dune, Frank Herbert (1965)
Reading Goal #3: Read at least 5 Non-fiction Books TBD.

Reading Goal #4: Read 2 short story collections preferably Nabokov and Flannery O'Connor.

Now look at how cute Gimli is:


  1. You're also going to have book club books in there, too! FWIW, you could probably get through all 3 Hunger Games books in the space of 2 weeks. They're super fast and easy. I got through In Cold Blood in like a week, too, because I love that book. A lot of the other things you picked, though, are dense! All those George RR Martin books AND Dune AND Atlas Shrugged? Are you going to have time to do anything other than read?

  2. Dense books are my specialty :) I am probably being over ambitious but life is short and there is a lot of stuff left to read!

  3. Pale Fire is one of my top 5 favorite books, and my unabridged copy of Flannery O'Connor's short stories is well-worn.