Reading: 2019 Resolution Nov. Edition

I am behind on my resolution of classics (still). I might not make it. I am going to put in a damn good effort though!! This is of course on top of my annual “I am going to try NaNoWriMo again” attempt.


  1. Frankenstein
  2. The Bell Jar
  3. My Sister’s Keeper
  4. The Phantom Tollbooth
  5. The Great Gatsby
  6. Wuthering Heights

Attempted and failed:

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


  • Kidnapped (Robert Louis Stevenson) audiobook downloaded from the library.
  • The Left Hand of Darkness (Ursula K. LeGuin) downloaded from the library
  • Anna Karenina (Leo Tolstoy) been listening to the audiobook (from Librivox) in the car. I am on Chapter 133 out of 238 which is 56%, but it’s on hold since Kidnapped came through.

On hold/planned/gotten:

  • Good Omens (Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman) downloaded the ebook from Google Play
  • The God of Small Thing (Arundhati Roy) I am on hold with a copy from the library.
  • Silence I already have a copy. I know I have a copy of this one! Still can’t find it – but I will!!!

So these are the ones I definitely will not get read:

  1. A Clockwork Orange (Anthony Burgess)
  2. The Grapes of Wrath (John Steinbeck)
  3. Their Eyes were watching God (Zora Neale Hurston)

Library doesn’t have any of these and I was surprised by the lack of Clockwork Orange and Grapes of Wrath. If I can’t find Silence I’ve already book marked Hurston on Google Books.

Writer, nerd, and perpetual student. I am obsessed with books - both the reading and the making of them. If I won the lottery I would try to have the best private(ish) library in the world. It wouldn't be totally private because the whole purpose of having books is helping other people find a book they will love. I have 2 cats, Genkii (energy) and Kawaii (cutie). I will mention them regularly because they are a daily delight in my life. Granted, sometimes when I'm playing video games they are not so much "delight" as they are "distraction"... but I love them regardless.