I just stumbled upon a review of this book, 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die…
And now I know what my Reading Challenge is going to be next year!
I found the complete list available here, and I’ve already read a good number of them– 83, to be exact. And I’ve read parts of several of them, such as half of Crime and Punishment, and large excerpts of Anna Karenina. Not too shabby for being not-quite 25 years old, if I do say so myself. (I have to give a big shout-out to Wishbone for this. I would never have read several of these books if that little dog hadn’t paraded across my television in some pretty silly costumes. Pride and Prejudice, Journey to the Center of the Earth, The Hound of the Baskervilles, Don Quixote, and a number of others would never have crossed my radar without him. And don’t even act like you don’t know what I’m talking about. You know you did it to!)
So this is what I’m going to do: In 2012, I am going to continue to read one book of my choice every week. In addition to that, I’m going to try to read 25 books from the list of 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die. I’m also going to try to read 25 books from the List “1001 Children’s Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up.” That will put me at roughly 102 books in 2012, and 100 books from the list total. A small dent, but it’s a start!