For 2013, I’m going to give myself the goal of sixty books again, even though I fell a bit short in 2012. It’s good to have lofty goals. And if nothing else, Bethany told me what to do if it seems like I’m going to fall short again: start reading plays.
- A Million Heavens, John Brandon (My Review)
- Long Day’s Journey into Night, Eugene O’Neill (My Review)
- One Hundred Years of Solitude, Gabriel García Márquez (Our Review)
- The Portrait of a Lady, Henry James (Pre-reading notes) (Bethany’s pre-reading notes) (Progress Report) (Bethany’s Progress Report) (My Final Thoughts) (Bethany’s Final Thoughts)
- Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Pal, Christopher Moore (My Review)
- King Lear, William Shakespeare (Pre-Reading notes) (Final thoughts)
- Great Expectations, Charles Dickens (Final thoughts)
- Anna Karenin(a), Leo Tolstoy (Pre-Reading notes) (Progress Report) (Final Thoughts) (Bethany’s Pre-Reading Notes)
- Dead Ever After, Charlaine Harris (My Review)
- Jack Maggs, Peter Carey (My Review)
- Familiar, J. Robert Lennon (My Review)
- The Aspern Papers and The Turn of the Screw, Henry James (My review) (Bethany’s Pre-Reading Thoughts) (Bethany’s Review of The Aspern Papers) (Bethany’s Review of The Turn of the Screw)
- Much Ado About Nothing, William Shakespeare (Bethany’s Pre-Reading Notes) (Bethany’s review) (My Review)
- The Ecco Anthology of Contemporary American Short Fiction, Joyce Carol Oates, ed. (My First Review) (My Second Review)
- The Casual Vacancy, J.K. Rowling (My Review)
- The House on Fortune Street, Margot Livesey (My Review)
- My Losing Season, Pat Conroy (My Review) (Bethany’s Review)
- The Great Santini, Pat Conroy (My Review)
- The Woman Who Died A Lot, Jasper Fforde (My Review)
- Crime and Punishment, Fyodor Dostoyevsky (Pre-Reading Notes) (My Review)
- The Death of Santini, Pat Conroy (My Review) (Bethany’s Review)
Have you noticed that you’ve only read one book by a woman in all of 2013 so far?
No I hadn’t noticed that. I blame Fr. Murphy. Looks like I’ll be doing a woman book marathon for the second half of 2013. And you know what’s worse? The only woman author I’ve read is freaking Charlaine Harris.
No! I meant it as a good thing – you’re branching out! And you’ve liked the man books, haven’t you?
Yes, of course. Honestly I hadn’t even noticed that I was not reading books by women. I think the fact that so many of the books I’ve read have female protagonists camouflaged the lack of woman authors in my 2013 list.