Friday, January 9, 2009

Required Reading 2009

Being the listmaker that I am, I've created my own personal reading list for 2009. I'm slowly (keyword here: slowly) working through this list of 1,001 books to read before you die, so I took the titles from there. I decided I would set a goal of one per month, with one to grow on. Looking over the titles of the many classics I haven't read makes me sad, so I must face reality: I need to step away from Jane A. This is the year I will finally read Anna Karenina. I'm sure I'll do plenty of non-self-required reading in 2009 too, so I'm keeping my options open for some good chick-lit, and I always have a copy of P&P bookmarked at my favorite spot for a pick-me-up!

Emily's Required Reading for 2009 (in no certain order)
Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day Winifred Watson
Billy Budd Herman Melville
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man James Joyce
Treasure Island Robert Lewis Stevenson
Anna Karenina Leo Tolstoy
The Mysteries of Udolpho Ann Radcliff
Vanity Fair William Makepeace Thackeray
Last of the Mohicans James Fenimore Cooper
Ivanhoe Sir Walter Scott
Agnes Grey Anne Bronte
The Mill on the Floss George Eliot
The End of the Affair Graham Greene
The Catcher in the Rye J.D. Salinger

In case you're wondering, I've kicked it off with Vanity Fair. Here's to a year of literacy!


  1. oooh what a great idea! good luck - can't wait to hear all of your reviews! =)

  2. I've been wanting to read Anna Karenina myself. I'll be interested to see how it is!! Keep us posted!

  3. This is a fun idea. I need to choose a couple to get in before the end of May! Don't know how much I can do after that! :)


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