My Reading List, 2005
To Kill a Mockingbird ----- Harper Lee
Murder on the Orient Express ----- Agatha Christie
The Moviegoer ----- Walker Percy
Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass
Doctor Zhivago ----- Boris Pasternak
A Canticle for Leibowitz ----- Walter M. Miller, Jr
Saint Leibowitz and the Wild
Horse Woman ----- Walter M. Miller, Jr.
Jane Eyre ----- Charlotte Bronte
Now, I give myself permisson to deep six at least one of these, since most of them come from the recommendation of others. If I do eliminate one out of pure bordom, then I will add in the third part of Kirsten Lavansdatter, The Cross, which I started last year and my sweet-love babe was born before I finished. Now I have forgotten many of the names and will have to reinvest alot of time to get reaquainted. Another book that called out to me, but I said, "Not yet", was "Brothers Karamazov" by Tolstoy. Either that or Anna Karanina. They are next to each other on the shelf, so I couldn't tell which one was crying out to me. But I was trying to stay realistic. I have 4 children to homeschool, a pre-schooler, a toddler, an infant, a house to run, and 25 pounds of baby fat to deal with. Realistically, how much reading time am I really going to have?
Of the chosen titles, I have read "A Canticle for Liebowitz", "Jane Eyre", and "Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass. I recently found "Saint Leibowitz and the Wild Horse Woman" at a thrift store, but have to read "A Canticle.." again first. I have always claimed "Jane Eyre" is my favorite book, but I only read it once, and barely remember it. So I will see if it still deserves the title. I met, dated and became engaged to my husband while I was reading, "The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass", needless to say I don't remember much of it either. So there we go.
Next to decide how to work in a little exercise regularly. We'll see.