Michelle and I have sort of been talking about our to-be-read lists, which aren't lists so much as stacks of books (physical books and ebooks) we have at home. I was thinking about what books I want to make sure I read in 2012, and what I'd read if I had the chance because I never am able to read as many books as I want. Anyway, here's my current list of books I really want to read in 2012, in no order at all:
The Narrative of Arthur Gorden Pym by Edgar Allen Poe
The Maias by Jose Maria del Eca de Queros
The Violent Bear it Away by Flannery O'Connor
Intruder in the Dust by William Faulkner
Complete Stories by Anton Chekhov (volumes 5-13)
Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie
My Antonia by Willa Cather
Orlando by Virginia Woolf
Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
A Visit From The Goon Squad by Janet Egan
Plus: More Henry James! More Nabokov! More Hemingway! Shirley Jackson! Nate Hawthorne! Lovecraft! Ovid! Balzac! Aeschylus! New books by new authors I haven't even heard of yet!
Maybe I'll add some science fiction to that list. It's been a long time and I am curious about China Meiville lately. I figure I'll read a lot more books than I have listed, but I would like to make sure I read those above.
And you? Anything you hope to read? Anything coming out soon that you're chomping at the bit to have?
Also, this post wasn't supposed to go up until tomorrow, but whatevers, bloggerdotcom. Whatevers. Anyway, Happy New Years in case I don't speak to you all weekend, Mighty Writers!