It’s November Already?

images.jpgI might be jumping the gun a little bit here but realizing that November only has 30 days and that I hope to read, amongst others, Gaddis’s The Recognitions, Dumas’s The Count of Monte Cristo, and the final volume of Dos Passos’s U. S. A. Trilogy, The Big Money, I decided needed an extra day or two.

So I stopped reading from the October list, moved most of the titles from October to November (to at least suggest I still intend to read them) and dropped in several new titles I had been considering for the November pool. Thus, some old and some new but moreover a commitment to reading a few of the big fat ones that have eluded me too long.

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Reading Challenges: A Bucket List

ProustThis afternoon while reviewing the many books on my iPad and my computer, I started to fill in a few book titles for the June timeframe and remembered that I had suggested reading Women and Men that month. Then I thought about my other literary challenges, many of which have been around for thirty years or more. So I decided to make a short list on a convenient index card to clip over my head at my desk. The idea is to cross out the titles I have read before the index card turns yellow and disintegrates.

Sometimes when I make a priority list I get carried away and the “To Read Next” list ends up 40 or 50 books long. Today I’m being more selective and hopefully will have a short list of 5 or 6 books that I reasonably will get read before the end of the year (along with all my regular reading items).

What would you put on the list? Do you have 5 or 6 novels you have always wanted to read but never found the time? Compare your list to mine:

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