It’s a New Year

booksExcited? At first I imagined a whole new year with a fabulous new pool of books to read, but then I realized that I had too many titles leftover from 2014 that we still vying for my interest. So, although I did switch around a few titles, my January reading list looks very familiar. Note also that I have reduced the size of the pool by 20% as a nod to the reality that I am slowing down and need to focus more on my reading … git ‘er done, so to speak.

I start the new year out with three books being actively read:  The Dalkey Archive by Flann O’Brien, Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace, and The French Lieutenant’s Woman by John Fowles. Due to the length of a couple of those novels, I will probably intersperse a few lighter novels along the way

  1. They Were Counted — Miklós Bánfy *
  2. G. — John Berger *
  3. Group Portrait With Lady — Heinrich Böll
  4. The Women — T. C. Boyle *
  5. The Big Money — John Dos Passos
  6. A Bad Man — Stanley Elkin *
  7. Independence Day — Richard Ford *
  8. The French Lieutenant’s Woman — John Fowles *
  9. Where You Once Belonged — Kent Haruf
  10. The Interrogation — J. M. G. Le Clézio *
  11. Middle C — William H. Gass *
  12. A Pair of Blue Eyes — Thomas Hardy *
  13. The Old Capital — Yasunari Kawabata
  14. The Drop — Dennis Lehane *
  15. California — Edan Lepucki *
  16. Defiance — Carole Maso
  17. The Dalkey Archive — Flann O’Brien
  18. Doomed — Chuck Palahniuk *
  19. Martereau — Nathalie Sarraute
  20. The Room — Hubert Selby Jr *
  21. The Book of Other People — Zadie Smith *
  22. Infinite Jest — David Foster Wallace
  23. Salamander — Thomas Wharton *
  24. Black Boy — Richard Wright
  25. Thérèse Raquin — Émile Zola

There’s also a reading pool for the entire year but again, I am looking at all the books I didn’t read in 2014 before making a strong advance on new books for 2015.

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