Thursday, January 05, 2017

Newly Minted, Minty Fresh 2017 Resolutions

Already January 5!  Time to resolve!

The "I would like..." format for resolutions felt pretty good last year, so I'm going with that again:

I would like to read 55 books in 2017.

I would like to finish Washington: A Life by Ron Chernow in 2017. As of today, I'm 4% in.

I would like to read 3 Pulitzer Fiction novels.

I would like to continually have an audiobook on the go while I'm driving around.

(which leads to...)

I would like to listen to/read more audiobooks this year.

I would like to watch or listen to a bunch of musicals this year. Forget Top 40, forget country. Nothing satisfies like a musical.

I would like to read that new Eugene O'Neill biography.

I would like to read some Korean literature.

I would like to read The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford.

I would like to read Earth by Emile Zola.

I would like to read a Stewart O'Nan novel.

I would like the bulk of my reading to be 19th and 20th century books.


Well shoot. I had a feeling I wasn't done yet. Two more book wishes floated to the top today while I was walking. I've heard things like that can happen.

I would like to read The Forsyte Saga by John Galsworthy. Maybe an audiobook?

I would like to get back to that Vincent van Gogh biography I left off reading while on the subway back in 2013 or 2014.


Unruly Reader said...

Chernow's Washington! So excited. It's on my TBR, but first: must finish Hamilton (which I'm loving, but it's slow going when I have so many other books on the go at the same time).

Your goals are pretty darn fantastic. I'm impressed and feeling very slackerly over here. Looking forward to watching you check 'em off like a boss.

Lynda said...

A suggestion for you on your plan to read Korean literature: The Paper Menagerie by Ken Liu. It's really Korean-American literature, but recently finished this collection of short stories and it was really eye-opening for me.