Reading: resolution update

I am behind on my resolution of classics. BUT I can still do this!!


  • Frankenstein
  • The Bell Jar
  • My Sister’s Keeper

Attempted and failed:

  • A Tale of Two Cities (for the upteenth time in my life!)


  • The Phantom Tollbooth

On hold/planned/gotten:

  • The Great Gatsby (the library only has one copy in audiobook and someone else checked it out!)
  • Silence I already have a copy. I just need to find it on one of my to-be-read piles.
  • Wuthering Heights I’ve downloaded from Librivox (I’m currently listening to a silly series, but this is next on my phone for my driving needs).

I CAN read 9 books in 4 months. God knows I’ve done it before. I have 7 “on deck” so to speak. Shockingly my library doesn’t have ebooks or audiobooks for A Clockwork Orange or The Grapes of Wrath. They have an ebook of The Left Hand of Darkness and with the new ipad ebooks are slowly being more reasonable (something something battery life improvements).

So of my remaining list, I need to pick five from:

  1. Anna Karenina (Leo Tolstoy)
  2. A Clockwork Orange (Anthony Burgess)
  3. The Grapes of Wrath (John Steinbeck)
  4. The God of Small Thing (Arundhati Roy)
  5. The Left Hand of Darkness (Ursula K. LeGuin)
  6. Their Eyes were watching God (Zora Neale Hurston)
  7. Kidnapped (Robert Louis Stevenson)
  8. Good Omens (Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman)

Right now I have Anna Karenina pretty high on the list. Librivox has a 36 hour long read. That will probably be my commute book (after Wuthering Heights) for…. the rest of the year?