This Year, I Am Going to Read…

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Today’s Top Ten Tuesday Topic:
This Year, I Am Going to Read…

1.  The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (currently reading) – To my knowledge, this is my first of “dystopian” fiction.  It’s not a category that I naturally gravitate toward, but since this trilogy is so highly recommended, I am giving it a shot.

2.  The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom – It has been on my TBR list for a while, and I’m determined to get to it this year.

3.  Great Expectations by Charles Dickens (audio) – Another one that has been on my TBR list (or perhaps on my “to-listen-to” list) for years.  I thought I’d get to it in 2011, but I did not.  I have great expectations for this year (pun intended). 🙂

4.  Gazelle by Rikki Ducornet – I started this book a few years ago and then lost it.  When we moved to Arizona in 2010, I found it again, and it’s now on my nightstand, where it will stay until I finish it this year.

5.  Moby Dick by Herman Melville (audio) – The other colossal classic that I have meant to read…er…listen to for years, planned to listen to in 2011, failed, and now hope to get to this year.  It’s a mood thing for sure, and you’d think in a 12 month period, I’d swerve into that mood at some point.  This is going to be the year.

6.  A Personal Odyssey by Thomas Sowell – I gave this book to my father for his birthday in October, and both he & my mother raved about it.  I have it on my bookshelf now, and will read it this year…soon!

7.  The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson (audio) – My husband & I listened to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo on our last road trip, and we both loved it.  Putting this on my 2012 TBR list means we must make the point to road trip & listen together again, and that’s definitely something to look forward to.

8.  Les Miserables by Victor Hugo – My preference is to listen to this book, as I tend to enjoy the chunkster classics much more in an audio format.  However, I want to get at least some of it under my belt, as it looks like a movie is coming out either this year or next, and I’d like to have read the book before I see it.  We shall see…

9.  Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God by J. I. Packer – A small book with a huge idea, and one that I’ve been wanting to read for about a year and a half.  Since I have a nephew & niece who are heading into the mission field sometime this year, I have a renewed eagerness to read it – then perhaps pass it along to them.

10.  Complete Stories by Flannery O’Connor – I read several of these in 2011, and I want to complete them this year.  I haven’t decided if I want to read them in order or not, but I am determined to read them all by the end of the year.  She was a powerful writer, and the short story was definitely her forte.

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