2016 Reading Plans

Once again I've made it nearly halfway through the year before posting my 2016 reading goals. However, to be honest, this year's goal is the same as last year's: read my own books that I haven't read yet. I'll be crossing off the books that I listed last year but have since read, and adding new ones. This time the order is sorta random. I've got 13 books to go, in comparison with last year's 31, and given my actual efforts to get through this list lately, I'm pretty confident that I'll manage it.

  1. Othello by William Shakespeare.
  2. Shop Class as Soulcraft by Matthew B. Crawford. Still need some time before I'll be ready to jump into this one.
  3. Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson. Random review coming!
  4. Q-In-Law by Peter David. (This isn't in the photo because it's on my bedside table waiting for me to start it.
  5. The Fractal Prince by Hannu Rajaniemi.
  6. Garden in the Wind/Enchanted Summer by Gabrielle Roy.
  7. The Stone Angel by Margaret Laurence.
  8. Living and Party Going by Henry Green. I didn't actually read these books, I just got rid of them.
  9. Wonderbook by Jeff Vandermeer.
  10. Walden by Henry David Thoreau.
  11. Walden Two by B. F. Skinner.
  12. Joe Hill by Wallace Stegner. I got this at the used bookstore, for some reason skipping over the three or four other Stegner books I already had on my to-read list. It's about a union leader guy, not Stephen King's son.
  13. Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak.
  14. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott.
  15. This Changes Everything by Naomi Klein. I'm thrilled but also a bit nervous to read this book on the topic of climate change vs. capitalism.
  16. Venturing into the prairies by Therese Jelinski.
  17. Reaper Man by Terry Pratchett.
  18. The Heat Seekers by Zane.
  19. The House of the Seven Gables and The Blithedale Romance and The Marble Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne.
  20. Foucault's Pendulum by Umberto Eco.
  21. A Distant Mirror by Barbara W. Tuchman.
  22. Rich Man, Poor Man and Beggarman, Thiefby Irwin Shaw. I only read the first of these two, but can guarantee I'm not interested in the second.
  23. Amber Chronicles 6-10 by Roger Zelazny.I've decided not to finish this series, and not to add it to my permanent collection. The style is just too different from the kind of thing that I love.
  24. The Portable James Joyce. Still just hanging onto this because it contains a copy of A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, but also I think I might give Dubliners a shot. (Not shown cuz it's actually sitting behind the other books right now.)
The other books on the shelf are new ones that I've acquired since the beginning of the year and am not including in this year's reading plans, although I'd like to read Rage as my annual Stephen King summer book.

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