2015 Reading List

As per usual, one of my resolutions for 2015 is to read more. This time though, I’ve made a concrete goal of reading two books a month. This is pretty typical (if not low) for me, but often my reading is motivated by syllabi and essay assignments. Now that my English education is over, I don’t want to lose my reading stamina. Here are some of the books on my list.

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1. Not That Kind of Girl. I’m actually reading this one right now. It’s so Lena Dunham, but I’m a fan.

2. Love in the Time of Cholera. I read some short stories by Garbiel García Márquez this semester and fell in love with his prose. I’m anxious to read one of his novels.

3. The Virgin Suicides. I love the movie (so dreamy and Sofia Coppola-esque) and happened upon the book at a book fair.

4. The Handmaid’s Tale. I attended a lecture by Margaret Atwood a few months ago and found myself sorely regretting not having read any of her work.

5. Yes, Please. A book by Amy Poehler? Yes, please! Linnea suggested I listen to the audio book (it would be my first one!), because it would be so amazing to listen to in Amy’s voice. I have to agree.

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6. Fox 8. Ok, this isn’t a full-length book, but people have told me to read it so many times that it has to go on here.

7. The Bean Trees. I picked this up on my last trip to Powell’s in Portland.

8. Other Voices, Other Rooms. This one has been sitting on my shelf for quite a while. I’ve read a few of Capote’s novels (In Cold Blood, Summer Crossing), but this is his first, published novel and apparently quite a good one.

9. The People of Paper. This one was recommended to me, and I’m always a fan of stellar debut novels.

10. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. Again, I’ve been meaning to read Junot Diaz’s work for so long; it’s time I finally get around to it.

Well, this will at least get me through the first part of the year. What will you be reading in 2015?

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