Already. It is only November, but I have come up with a reading project for next year.
Each month of 2011, I will read that book. You know the one that you were supposed to read in high school or in college and that is referenced and referred to in other classic and modern works of literature, but that just somehow got away from you. Yeah, THAT book. Here are the 12 I have chosen:
Uncle Tom's Cabin
One Hundred Years of Solitude
Their Eyes Were Watching God
Farewell to Arms
Most of these, by the way, are sitting on my library bookshelf. Two just arrived this week from Amazon.
All of these, except Doctor Zhivago, are on The Novel 100 list, but that is not why I picked them. Interesting to note however, that a number of books that I finished this year are also on the list including, Middlemarch, Great Expectations, Don Quixote, and War and Peace. Some are long time favorites including Huck Finn, Lolita and Pride and Prejudice.
Oh yes, lest I forget, my 11 yo son and I will also be reading The Hobbit. Yet another one that got away!
Hopefully, I will have time to throw in some lighter reading as well. You know, The Atlantic or The Bible? Please tell me you get the sarcasm.