New Year, New List


This is my very ambitious to-read pile for 2016.  But I’m shooting for big things this year.  This isn’t an impossible task considering that I’ve finished 16 books this year.  I just need to take it out on Plants v. Zombies time.  I think I have more chances of accomplishing this anyway than doing the daily 15-minute planking I said I’ll do this year.

I got some big titles here: books I’ve always wanted to read and searched for years, but sadly remained in my unread pile for so long.  This is hopefully the year I try to match my buying with my reading.

1. The Metamorphosis ~ Franz Kafka
2. The Brothers Karamazov ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky
3. Far From the Madding Crown ~ Thomas Hardy
4. The Phantom of the Opera ~ Gaston Leroux
5. Begin to Exit Here ~ John Welter
6. In Cold Blood ~ Truman Capote
7. Can You Forgive Her? ~ Trollope
8. Night Train ~ Martin Amis
9. The Vagina Monologues ~ Eve Ensler
10. The Dolce Vita Diaries ~ Cathy Rogers and Jason Gibb
11. The Rare and the Beautiful ~ Cressida Connolly
12. The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao ~ Junot Diaz
13. Wilhelm Meister’s Apprenticeship ~ Goethe
14. The Tin Drum ~ Gunter Grass
15. Sister Carrie ~ Theodore Dreiser
16. Washington Square ~ Henry James
17. Catch-22 ~ Joseph Heller
18. The Professor ~ Charlotte Bronte
19. The Bhagavad Gita
20. The Jungle Books ~ Rudyard Kipling
21. On the Road ~ Jack Kerouac
22. Blink ~ Malcolm Gladwell
23. Thinking, Fast and Slow ~ Daniel Kahneman
24. Cloud Atlas ~ David Mitchell

Oh yeah, Happy New Year! Cheers.





9 thoughts on “New Year, New List”

  1. wow, that’s a lot of books right there! my goal is to read at least 10 books this year (and take those reading times out of candy crush). hehe.

    1. I’m tired of having these great books on pile and not reading them. Years ago I would give anything to acquire these books, and when I had them na, wala na nuon nako nabasa. This is the year!

      1. you actually inspired me to read more books this year too. i don’t have a lot of TBR’s sitting on my shelf but i’m on a mission to collect some more when i get the chance to hit the thrift shops. because i simply cannot justify the idea of buying $35 books which i can get for $3 secondhand.

      2. Yes. Probably more environment-friendly, too. But some books are worth the $, secondhand or not, if it’s a good edition, that is if you’re collecting. Some books are meant to be pretty, sitting on your shelf in all it’s glory. Hehe.

      1. Brothers Karamazov and Catch 22. 🙂 Brothers gave me the momentum I need to finish Anna Karenina and War and Peace! I’ve been binge reading Russian novels this year. Haha

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