2019 Resolution Review

I set myself the goal of just 12 books this year. I had 15 to choose from. I ended up completing 7. I’m disappointed in myself for the most part, but you know my life was just a little crazy this year (I totally blame having a kid for throwing me off my game). I also changed jobs, but that was a little less dramatic.

Here are the “classic” books I read this year and the reviews I wrote on them:

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

I am glad I read these books. Most of them I enjoyed more than I expected. Great Gatsby was probably the exception to this rule. Wuthering Heights has stuck in my mind more than I expected. Anna was as painful as I expected (Russian novels have a reputation).

It’s not like I didn’t read other books, I re-read quite a few and I listened to several audiobooks when I wasn’t listening to classic lit on my commute.

I think this year I want to go back to a more “traditional” goal and track all my reading on Goodreads, re-reads and all.

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.