Happy New Year all! I can’t believe I didn’t post at all in December. The holidays always throw me for a whirl… Well, here’s to turning over a new leaf.
I’m working on some general intentions for the year, which I’ll write about soon, but in the meantime, I have finalized my list of 10 books for 2010. Here are the 10 “long been meaning to read” books I’m going to attempt to get through in 2010, in the midst of other assorted shenanigans (in the order I’m going to read them, corresponding to when they were written):
The Epic of Gilgamesh (c. 2000-1000 BC)
the Illiad c. (Homer, 700 BC)
Paradise Lost (Milton, 1667)
Short Stories of Dostoevsky (Dostoevsky, 1862-1872
the Varieties of Religious Experience (James, 1902)
Letters to a Young Poet (Rilke, 1903-1908)
The Big Sleep (Chandler, 1939)
Catcher in the Rye (Salinger, 1951)
Godel, Escher, Bach (Hofstader, 1979)
Please Kill Me (McNeil) 1997
I’ll let you know what they’re like as I finish them…
Ambitious list- I look forward to the reviews! I read Catcher when I was 15 and I'm hesitant to read it again because I feel like doing so will replace the original impression/experience.