If you’re friends with me on Goodreads, you’ll see that my to-read list is rather extensive. And I’m endeavoring to read at least 20 books this year (which narrows down to about 2 a month). 20 books was my goal last year, and I made it to 23.
This year, I’d like to resume and/or complete the book series I’ve began in the past few years. Time to tie up loose ends!
I finally resumed Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s series and am currently reading Speaker for the Dead. So far, I’m enjoying the philosophical tension in it. It would be a page-turner… if I didn’t have so much going on in my life right now.
Upon its completion, here’s what I’m hoping to accomplish in this crispy new year of 2016 ::
- Consider Phlebas (Culture #1) by Iain M. Banks. I’ve heard so many great things about this author (apart from his tome-length novels). The Algebraist was on my list for the longest time, but upon further research, I hear the Culture series is a good start for the Banks newb.
- The Source of Magic (Xanth #2) I read the first book of this series, Spell for Chameleon in the last quarter of 2015, and it was such a fun read. Anthony Piers is witty (nevermind his social status) and a very easy and fun read.
- Yendi (Vlad Taltos #2) I read the first book of this series, by Steven Brust, a number of years ago. He has an addictive writing style and I’ve been meaning to finish this series eventually.
- To Light a Candle (#2), by Mercedes Lackey
- Hyperion, by Dan Simmons
- Elantris, by Brandon Sanderson (to analyze his first published novel)
- The Eternal Champion, by Michael Moorcock
- The Sword of Shannara, by Terry Brooks (my first Brooks novel)
- Stranger in a Strange Land, Robert A Heinlein
- The Gambler, by Fyodor Dostoevsky
- Bleak House, by Charles Dickens
- Wuthering Heights, by Emily Bronte
- The Eternal Husband, by Fyodor Dostoevsky (Apart from his Diaries, this will complete my Dostoevsky library of all his novels)
- The Burning Land (#5) by Bernard Cornwell
- Middlemarch, by George Eliot
- Vanity Fair, by William Makepeace Thackeray
- Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott
- Emma, by Jane Austen
- The Girl Who Played with Fire (#2), by Stieg Larsson
Have you read any of these books? Any alternative suggestions? What book can’t you wait to get to this year?