So this time last year I did my first ever “book list” style post and I thought I would continue on with the tradition.
So I’d like to say I met every goal that I set for myself reading wise last year, but that wouldn’t totally be true. If you remember(and if you don’t please refer yourself back to last year’s post) my three main goals were:
- Read books by Agatha Christie
- Read Bleak House by Dickens
- Read Nonfiction
Yeah this is what I actually read:
- Chaos Walking series by Patrick Ness
- Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie
- A Tree Grew In Brooklynn by Betty Smith( an amazing- AMAZING book by the way)
- Call the Midwife by Jennifer Worth(nonfiction)
- Broken Heart by Ruth Graham(nonfiction)
- Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
- Blink by Malcom Gladwell(nonfiction)
- Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie
- The Unwind series by Neil Shusterman
Not too shabby if I do say so myself. Of course I’m totally envious of people who plow through like seventy books a year. Mainly because before I was forced to grow up I could do the same. But hay at least I read at least one book every month. And I pretty much met all my goals… except of course something by Dickens… Let’s get to this year’s literary goals shall we?
This year’s goals are kinda of similar to last year’s but more specific and bigger!
- Read Bleak House by Dickens by June
- Re-read Jane Eyre(My all time favorite book… ever)
- Continue reading nonfiction(more specifically though Wild West history… I feel like as a country there is a lot of disconnect with this time period)
- And my author for the year is… Elizabeth Gaskell
My all time favorite author I have already read several things by Elizabeth(my favorite being Ruth) however I feel the need to finish up her amazing collection of works. If you have never heard of Elizabeth Gaskell you’re missing out. A contemporary of Charles Dickens(whom she worked for) and Charlotte Bonte(who was her best friend) Elizabeth is the like the perfect combo of both. Her more we’ll know works include North and South, Wives and Daughters, and Cranford. I can’t wait to dive back in.
How about you guys? Any literary goals for the year? I’d love to know. And who’s your favorite author/book? (I know difficult to choose) Don’t forget to like, comment and sign up for email alerts about the latest content.
Lots of love,